Oddly enough, despite being an older game, Magic: the Gathering does not have a ton of TV shows and movies based around its universe. For some reason, it just never happened. There were initial plans for a film, but it never happened.
The card game launched back in 1993 and is considered to be one of the most complex games anywhere. Well, if you want to see it on the big screen, it is happening now. Variety has reported that the directors behind Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, the Russo Brothers, will be working with Netflix to bring a Magic: the Gathering animated series to the streaming platform.
The Russos say, “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.” The brothers had to tackle some pretty complex storylines in the Avengers movie and it all came off great. Hopefully, they can do this with Magic: the Gathering.
The series will launch in 2020 and that’s all we know. The game has had multiple expansions and storylines over the decades, so there is plenty of source material to pull from here.