It seems that with their Endgame now complete, the Russo Brothers have selected another game to work on. This time, in conjunction with Netflix and Wizards of the Coast, they will be doing an anime adaptation of Magic: The Gathering. Netflix made the announcement on Twitter.
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
The Russo’s also made their excitement known on this project:
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.
While details are in short supply, it is known that the team at Octopie have been given the task of overseeing the work. They, like everyone else, seems ready for the challenge. Issac Krause, CEO of Octopie expressed his excitement at the opportunity.
Working with Joe and Anthony, Wizards of the Coast, and Netflix on such a universally cherished brand is a real highlight for our studio. Our goal is to not only tell a compelling story leveraging Magic: The Gathering’s incredible body of work, but to also push the medium and perception of storytelling through animation. This series will cross the genres of suspenseful thriller, horror, and drama with deeply developed characters the likes of which are not often seen in animation.
For you fans of the iconic card game, are you ready to see what the Russo Brothers, Wizards of the Coast, Octopie, and Netflix will do with Magic: The Gathering? Share your thought or misgivings with us at GVNation.
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