Magic The Gathering Netflix Series Coming From Avengers Endgame Directors
Magic the Gathering is already a medium that many people rock to this day, the fantasy-based card game having been one of the more popular tabletop institutions since its origins back in 1993. The beloved adventure is now set to take planeswalkers to the Netflix realm, the project currently in the works as a TV series from Avengers Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
In an official announcement, an anime adaptation of Magic the Gathering was announced as underway by Netflix, the Russo Brothers serving as executive producers in a collaboration with Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro’s Allspark Animation division. The series’ big reveal was made over social media, the first teaser image depicting flame-headed character Chandra Nalaar.
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT TIME: Netflix and Wizards of the Coast are teaming up with Joe and Anthony Russo to make a Magic: The Gathering anime series and this teaser of Chandra has me asking QUESTIONS. pic.twitter.com/vljlEtl0Mq
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) June 3, 2019
An accompanying statement from Netflix confirmed The Russos would “oversee the creation of an all new storyline and expand on the stories of the Planeswalkers, which are Magic’s unique magic-wielding heroes and villains as they contend with stakes larger than any one world can hold.” The two former Avengers creatives said: “We have been huge fans and players of Magic: The Gathering for as long as it has been around, so being able to help bring these stories to life through animation is a true passion project for us.”
Creative talent from numerous popular TV and film projects were stated as being part of the upcoming Magic anime, touting personnel from the likes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Batman: The Animated Series, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Writers Henry Gilroy (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Jose Molina (The Tick) are set to serve as lead writers and co-executive producers with Yoriaki Mochizuki as supervising director as well as a co-executive producer. Octopie is handling production of the series and animation is set to be done by The Dragon Prince studio Bardel Entertainment.
The Magic the Gathering anime currently has no release date.
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