For decades now, Magic: The Gathering has been a go-to part of everyday life for fans. The trading card game has a loyal fanbase who revels in its massive lore year after year... and it seems that story is about to pop off from print. It turns out Netflix and Wizards of the Coast are working on an anime based on the game, and fans are letting their thoughts on the project be heard.
And as it turns out, fans are rather excited to see what this Magic: The Gathering series will hold.
For those unaware, Netflix hit up fans with a big announcement this morning about Magic: The Gathering. The streaming site informed the world it is working on an animated series based on the game, and it will feature some recognizable faces. After all, the anime is said to focus on the Planeswalkers who Netflix describes as "Magic's unique magic-wielding heroes and villains as they contend with stakes larger than any one world can hold."
As you can see in the slides below, fans are excited to see what this adaptation will offer. While some are confused by this seemingly obscure choice, Magic: The Gathering is a popular title which grows each year. In the same way Dungeons & Dragons has expanded its popularity in recent years, Magic: The Gathering has gone the same direction, and Netflix has tapped some big talent to help oversee their ambitious adaptation.
For one, Anthony and Joe Russo of Avengers: Endgame fame will guide the series as executive producers. They will be joined by Mike Larocca and Isaac Krauss while Todd Makurath, Eric Calderon, and Dave Newberg act as producers. Writers Isaac Krauss and Jose Molina will pen the show's script, so there's a stacked cast poised to bring Magic: The Gathering home if Netflix is willing to put in its best work.
So far, no release date has been given for Netflix's Magic the Gathering series, but fans will want to keep a close eye out for announcements as the years goes on.
So, are you excited about this upcoming series? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!
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Magic: The Gathering Animated series on Netflix with Russo Brothers as executive producers!!!
The series will be penned by Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars’ Henry Gilroy and The Tick’s Jose Molina, with the animation overseen by director Yoriaki Mochizuki. pic.twitter.com/QY5YstmEDh— Kiven (@Kiven) June 3, 2019
I'll also note that Netflix's Magic: The Gathering promo art features a bi/pan Planeswalker, so happy #PrideMonth everyone.— Christian Hoffer 🔜 Origins (@CHofferCBus) June 3, 2019
It's For Real
Woah this is really happening https://t.co/TV81nUHA47— Brian Kibler (@bmkibler) June 3, 2019
I will have to tune in and give it a chance, hopefully it's good. https://t.co/sJil1Zuobx— Brandon Jones (@SpyMTG) June 3, 2019
We're Not Ready
So, having wrapped up the MCU the Russo Brothers are going to make a Magic: The Gathering anime. Is the world ready for this? https://t.co/CHDVMpoPkg— Lord_Moon (@Lord_Moon) June 3, 2019
A Magic: The Gathering movie would be destined to fail. An animated series on the other hand, especially one with Avengers and Star Wars Rebels pedigree, might actually stand a chance at being decent. https://t.co/nXmK5gJw0Z— Donald Duong (@An_Bear) June 3, 2019
We Believe in the Russo Brothers
i have no idea how to feel about this besides knowing that when i say 'oh i play magic the gathering' people will actually know what it is now...— alex teplitz ⚔️ draws (@arteplitz) June 3, 2019
animated!! badass fantasy ladies!!
i hope this comes out amazing do it right russo brothers!!
Who Could It Be...?
So awesome! Can’t wait to see whom they cast as Chandra the Pyromancer (my fave)!! 🤗 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥— Thea Henry-Hamilton (@AuntieTeyTey) June 3, 2019
Avengers: Endgame directors adapting Magic: The Gathering for Netflix - Polygon https://t.co/mguaVSITMX