Rob Zombie Unveils First Look at Richard Brake as Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang in The Munsters
We’ve known for a minute that Richard Brake was gonna be in Rob Zombie’s new movie version of The Munsters because a) that was the rumor going around and b) Brake has been in three of Zombie’s last four movies (Halloween II, 31, and 3 from Hell), so like no duh he was gonna be in it.
What we’ve haven’t known up until was who Brake would be playing… but thanks to Zombie’s latest ‘Gram (below), we can now report that Brake will take on the role of Dr. Henry August Wolfgang.
Dr. Wolfgang seems to be an original creation for Zombie’s movie, and not a character ported over from the television series. Zombie describes him “Transylvania’s most popular Mad Scientist.”
For his part, Brake celebrated the casting on Twitter by reminding us that he’s had basically the best career a working class character actor can hope for:
“I’ve hung out with Stormtroopers, killed Batman’s parents and popped into the Marvel Universe. But this! This is a childhood dream come true. The Munsters!!! So excited to be a part of it.”
For those wondering, Brake hung out with Stormtroopers on The Mandalorian, killed Batman’s parents in Batman Begins, and was an Asgardian soldier in Thor: The Dark World. He also ate Hannibal Lecter’s sister in Hannibal Rising and was the original Night King on Game of Thrones!
The Munsters will star Jeff Daniel Phillips, who has also had a role in every Zombie flick since Halloween II, as Herman Munster, while Zombie’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, takes on the role of Lily Munster. Dan Roebuck, another Zombie regular, plays Grandpa Munster. Lost‘s Jorge Garcia and Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, are also reportedly in the flick in as-yet unspecified roles.
Rob Zombie’s The Munsters will likely be out in 2022, possibly as a day-and-date release (i.e. on the same day) in theaters and via Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming platform. It’s something of a dream project for Zombie, who, as of 2010, had allegedly seen every episode of the original series at least seventeen times.
The budget is said to be between $30-$40 million. Assuming that’s the case, it will be Zombie’s largest-budgeted movie to date, following the Halloweens, which reportedly cost $15,000,000 each.
Zombie’s most recent film, 3 From Hell, came out in 2019. It was the third and final installment in the Firefly trilogy, which began with House of 1,000 Corpses (2003), continued with The Devil’s Rejects (2005), and starred Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Richard Brake, and Sid Haig.
[via Bloody Disgusting]