Magic: The Gathering is getting the animated series treatment from Netlfix and it’s now been announced that Superman Returns/ DC: Legends of Tomorrow star Brandon Routh, will be taking on the lead role of Gideon Jura.
In news that was announced during the Wizards of the Coast’s Magic Showcase 2021 stream (Via Variety). It was announced the series would expand on the stories of the Planeswalkers, the game’s magic-wielding heroes and villains. The new series will also be supported by a prequel novel set to hit stands in 2022 by author Django Wexler.
While no details are available about the series, we do know that the book will follow the adventures of Gideon Jura and Jace Beleren as they right wrongs across the multiverse (because everyone has to have a multiverse now). As they journey together their different insights into what they witness causes strain between them. It’s a pretty safe bet that Beleren sounds like he’s being set up as the villain for the animated series. We’ll find out when it hits Netflix in 2022.