Riot Games is working on a ‘League of Legends’ cinematic universe

Riot is looking to cash in on Marvel's success

Riot Games is reportedly planning a League of Legends cinematic universe.

According to Dexerto, the publisher aims to create a cinematic universe in the same vein as Marvel.

There are two primary job listings related to the plans. Riot is looking for a Global Head of Live Action Film to “help build the strategy for Riot’s Live Action Content Creation business”.

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The other position is a Global Head of Live Action TV. The successful candidate will “develop a scripted television series for Riot Entertainment”.

Responsibilities for both roles include working alongside writers, artists and directors, overseeing the creative execution of projects, and assessing scripts and pitches.

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Seraphine. Credit: Riot Games

The Marvel cinematic universe is one of the highest grossing film franchises of all time and is worth an estimated $22.56billion. It’s estimated that each film in the series generated an average revenue of $980.5million.

League of Legends is a free-to-play game that features multiplayer online battle arenas. Two teams of five players are pitted against one another in player versus player battles.

The free-to-play title recently reached a monthly player count of 115million. League of Legends’ popularity has already spawned several spin-off and tie-in projects including a mobile port, a digital card game, comic books and an upcoming animated series.

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Elsewhere, Raven Software recently released a new update on its anti-cheat measures within Call Of Duty: Warzone, Modern Warfare, and Black Ops Cold War.

To date, Raven Software has banned over 4750,000 accounts for cheating in Call Of Duty titles.

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