Avengers: End Game might have stopped short of toppling Avatar as the highest-grossing film worldwide, but it has still raked in a staggering $2.71 billion globally. And now Deadline Hollywood reports that the next project for co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be an adaptation of the hugely popular and influential card game Magic: The Gathering into an animated series for Netflix.
Clearly, Netflix is looking to tap into that lucrative Russo brothers box office mojo, and who can blame them? The brothers have produced “four Marvel Studios hits in five years with $6.61 billion in global box office,” per Deadline Hollywood. Octopie Network will be co-producing with Bardel Entertainment overseeing the animation.
“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,” Octopie CEO Isaac Krauss told the site. “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.”
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