Russo brothers to spearhead 'Magic: The Gathering' animated series on Netflix

MANILA, Philippines – After successfully overseeing key crossover movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo are set to work on a Magic: The Gathering animated series, according to Variety.

In a Monday, June 3 report, Variety said the Russos, Wizards of The Coast, Hasbro's Allspark Animation, and Netflix will be working together to bring the popular card game onto the big screen. (READ: The History of 'Magic: The Gathering' in the Philippines)

"The Russos will oversee the creation of an all new storyline and expand on the stories of the Planeswalkers, which are Magic's magic-wielding heroes and villains," Variety said.

The Russos, who directed the final two Avengers and Captain America movies, will serve as executive producers. 

Henry Gilroy and Jose Molina will be writers and co-executive producers while Yoriaki Mochizuki is coming in as supervising director and co-executive producer. Octopie, Variety said, will oversee series production. Todd Makurath, Eric Calderon, and Dave Newberg are listed as producers. Mike Larocca and Isaac Krauss will also be executive producers. Finally, animation will be handled by Bardel Entertainment.

Netflix has yet to announce when the animated series will be released. – Rappler.com