Hasbo has shared updates on upcoming Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons entertainment projects during an investor call today. Hasbro's eOne division has confirmed that the upcoming live-action Dungeons & Dragons film will start production this spring. The lead cast of the D&D film has also been confirmed, which includes Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, and Regé-Jean Page.
The live-action D&D film is currently scheduled to release on May 27, 2022, and in addition, eOne confirmed that they were developing multiple D&D TV products, with the goal of releasing the first series soon after the release of the D&D film in 2022.
The eONe division also confirmed that they were developing a feature a feature length Magic: The Gathering film with Fox, but they didn't share any details about the project. Finally, they confirmed that they are still working on the Magic: The Gathering animated series for Netflix, which they plan to release in 2022. For more information about the Netflix series, click here.
It looks like Hasbro has big plans to expand to expand the Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons franchises. Hasbro has also made Wizards of the Coast into its own operating division, and will be tasked with expanding Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and other existing games, overseeing digital licensing and creating new games for all of Hasbro.
Hasbro also announced its plans to build a new line of Magic: The Gathering products called "Universes Beyond", which will feature MTG cross-over with various other popular franchises. The first one will be with Dungeons & Dragons-themed MTG set, Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures of the Forgotten Realms, which is scheduled to release this summer. In addition to D&D, Universes Beyond will also feature characters and concepts from The Lord of the Rings and Warhammer 40,000.
Both MTG & D&D has over 40 million players and have been profitable in recent years. They've also been central to Hasbro's digital growth, largely thanks to the success of Magic: The Gathering Arena.