2011 has come to an end, so it’s time to reflect on the past and makes wishes for the future. 2011 wasn’t a bad year for werewolf fans, but 2012 can be much MUCH better. There’s loads of werewolf awesomeness I’d like to see this coming year, and here’s a look at exactly what I want.
Over at Vampires.com I wrote about how there were over 6,000 vampire books published this past year – over 6,000! As for werewolves, there were just a couple hundred, and the vast majority of them were unknown and low-quality self-published stories. That’s disappointing. We did get a few good books last year, like Glen Duncan’s bestseller The Last Werewolf and Jason McKinney’s Dog World (which totally deserves mass amounts of fame), but we could do with more than a small handful of good books. My wish for 2012 is more quality werewolf books. We have the legendary Anne Rice’s novel The Wolf Gift coming in 2012 which will most definitely be huge. Maybe her werewolf book will trigger a giant werewolf craze like her vampire books did years ago. That would mean lots of werewolf goodies for us fans.
There were a couple big werewolf flicks in 2011, like Red Riding Hood and well… actually that’s really the only big werewolves-only movie last year. There was Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and Breaking Dawn – Part 1, but werewolves weren’t really the stars of those movies. It would be awesome to have some big-budget blockbuster werewolf films in 2012. We have the fourth Underworld film to look forward to, but from the looks of the trailer it’ll focus more on vampires vs. humans… not lycans. So, what we need in 2012 is a huge, werewolves-only, movie.
Thank goodness for Teen Wolf! That was the one and only werewolf show in 2011. Sure, The Vampire Diaries and True Blood had werewolves, but they were giant pansies that shared the spotlight with witches and vampires. Teen Wolf is all about the werewolves and just the werewolves. The show’s creator said that the show will continue to be about werewolves, that he has no intention of mixing in vampires. So that’s something we have to look forward to in the summer of 2012, when season 2 of Teen Wolf airs. My wish for 2012 is that Teen Wolf kicks ass, and that season 5 of True Blood (which is supposed to be more werewolf-centric) will also kick ass.
Yeah, there wasn’t a single big werewolf game released last year. One of the biggest games of the year, Skyrim, allowed players the take on the role of a werewolf, and while that’s super great, it’s not much. A high budget, big console werewolf game in 2012 would be all kinds of awesome.
That sums up my werewolf hopes and dreams for 2012, as well as a small look at last year. What is your 2012 werewolf wish list? What do you want to see in the New Year?
About the Author
Moonlight loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and you may lose a limb. You can stalk her via her Twitter.