Magic: The Gathering is big business these days, so it should come as no surprise that the long-running card game is being adapted into an animated series at Netflix. With names like Joe and Anthony Russo (directors of the immensely popular Avengers: Endgame) behind the project, it’s also not surprising that the property may not stay bound to that one, animated series.
According to the Russo brothers, who spoke today at Comic-Con International in San Diego, there’s a chance fans might get to see a live-action Magic: The Gathering take form… eventually. The brothers didn’t expand on how such a live-action project might come about or what shape it might take, but the prospect of a live-action Magic: The Gathering story is tantalizing enough.
“It’s an animated project with the potential to spin it off into live-action,” said Joe Russo. “It’s a game we love -- we’re geeks and love Magic: The Gathering and we’re excited to tell stories with it.”
The Russos also discussed their upcoming take on The Thomas Crown Affair, which will star Michael B. Jordan. The duo are also set to adapt the graphic novel The Electric State and comic Grim Jack, and they’re even attached to produce a Battle of the Planets film.