Its a dark time currently in the fandom for all of us. With the recent news of the highly-anticipated Fighting is Magic being shut down by a Cease and Desist from Hasbro, I have been receiving countless questions, E-Mails, and letters asking me to make a statement on what the future of Journey of the Spark is going to be like.
Its incredibly devastating that Fighting is Magic was so close to completion, but I must ask all of you to remain calm. I’m eternally grateful that all of you are scared, frightened, and worried about the film’s future. While I cannot make any broad statements about how this event will affect Journey of the Spark, I can assure you that my team and I are taking all necessary precautions to deal with the situation. At the moment, we are currently trying to get in contact with Hasbro again. In the meantime, I only ask that you remain patient and hopeful.
But I ask from the bottom of my heart: please, please, PLEASE do not blame all of these take-downs solely on Hasbro. They are, first and foremost, a company. It is within their jurisdiction to protect their original IP’s as they see fit. This could be one of the primary reasons as to why Fighting is Magic’s take-down was requested. If Journey of the Spark falls into the category that they feel our product is interfering with how they want the IP to be portrayed, then they have every right to submit a Cease and Desist.
I thank all of you for understanding and I once again appreciate all of your wonderful enthusiasm and support. Thank you very much.