Spoiler season began Sunday night, with everyone clicking to follow @oracleoftheros in droves as the account began spoiling rares and commons alike. As the chatter over the spoiled cards began to take it’s predictable and comforting pace of OMG BROKEN to OMG SUCKS, tweets broke from all corners of the Twitterverse announcing 20th Century Fox secured the rights to begin producing a Magic: The Gathering movie.
Community wizards began to theorize and cast the plots of the Magic movies they could produce, with everyone from Urza to Jace, the Mind Sculptor making an appearance. How fast any of this movies magic will happen remains to be seen but I will say an Magic movie without an appearance by Serra Angel will a very sad Magical movie indeed. Yes. I’m staking my ground and calling you out, Wizards.
There were a few other requests as well.
I'm fine with MtG Movies so long as we don't have videogame tie-ins and ppl dressing up like characters at tournaments - OHSHITWAIT.... :)— Nina Illingworth (@CardboardWitch) January 14, 2014
Brothers' War. Sir Ian McKellan as Urza. Christian Bale as Mishra. DO IT. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. #mtgmovie— James Vogel (@lowbeyonder) January 14, 2014
@uselessend "The Brothers' War" "do the brothers war" "Weatherlight!"— Alex Spalding (@luminumcan) January 14, 2014
#mtg the movie franchise?
Why are there a million ways this could fail rushing into my head?— Martin Z (@wortwelt) January 14, 2014
If we are getting movies then...I want Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Felton as Sorin #fangirl— Renee H. (@mtgreiunicorn) January 14, 2014
@PolishTamales I have zero faith that it will resemble anything "right", but this is one case where I hope I'm incredibly wrong— Daniel Tack (@dantack) January 14, 2014
Pretty sure this isn't the first time they've announced Magic movies before, so I'm going to reserve my excitement for now.— Dr. Jeebus (@Dr_Jeebus) January 13, 2014
As people championed their favorite Magic character or planeswalker, scripted their movies, and cast their friends, the cynical doubts began to creep into the collective. Really, will they even make this movie before 2050? How could they not make a movie that sucked?
Only time will tell if our inner magical children will be rewarded with an actual movie hardcore Magic fans can embrace or a just a fun two hour treat of LARPing. Until then I leave you with the explicit words of party pooper extraordinaire @JayBoosh.
This is how much the director will be paid... so he could care less as well LOL pic.twitter.com/jlnQfbUL1i— ♥ Polish Tamales ♥ (@PolishTamales) January 14, 2014
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