As Rob Zombie nears the end of production on The Munsters, the director has released a new image revealing our best look yet at Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster. In previous sneak peeks, we have seen Herman in black-and-white or blurry photos, and he was seen in action in a grainy video also recently unveiled. In one of his newest Instagram posts, Zombie included a series of photos detailing how to create a homemade Herman costume, and at the tail end is a brand new image of Phillips from the film.
Zombie says in the caption, “Many of you have been commenting on Herman’s excellent makeup and asking how can I do this for my next cosplay? Well, here are the true Hollywood secrets! Now you can be a real deal Herman!”
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“Man oh man I spent days up to my elbows in paper mache trying to recreate this headpiece as a kid-luckily we had an amazingly talented fx team making the magic on this film,” Phillips says in the comments.
Rob Zombie Also Revealed Two New Characters
Another Instagram post from Rob Zombie showcases two more characters from the film. Previously, Zombie announced that Jeremy Wheeler would be playing the movie’s version of Mr. Gateman, Herman Munster’s boss. As Zombie reveals, Mr. Gateman will have two assistants, and both of their images can be seen in the Instagram post below.
“Well, you can’t expect Mr. Gateman to run the funeral parlor by himself,” Zombie says. “I give you his partners in the business of death… MR. GOODBURY played by Roderick Hill and MR. GRAVES played [by] Mark Griffith.”
“Two lovely actors. A joy to work with them,” noted Grandpa actor Dan Roebuck.
Phillips also commented, “Roderick & Mark had the chops to get the job done… literally! Excellent work gentlemen.”
Zombie has been on a roll with so many character reveals, including various members of the Munster family like Tomas Boykin as Lily’s werewolf brother Lester and the return of Uncle Gilbert in behind-the-scenes footage. Zombie also announced that original The Munsters star Pat Priest, who played Marilyn in the classic sitcom, had joined the cast of the film. It’s not clear if she’ll be playing a new incarnation of Marilyn, as no other actors have been announced for that role, or another character. It has also not been revealed what the status of Eddie Munster is, though it seems likely Butch Patrick will be involved, given his friendship with Zombie.
There is no release date officially announced for The Munsters. Some rumors purport the film will be released in both theaters and on Peacock, while other rumors suggest it will be a Netflix exclusive. In any case, the film is expected to arrive later this year. It has also been reported that the film will be rated PG, the first for director Rob Zombie, which will be along the lines of the original comedy series that he’s such a big fan of.