The Jason Momoa-led live-action Minecraft film lastly has a launch date. Warner Bros. has confirmed that the troubled adaptation of the block-building sandbox online game will hit theatres on April 4, 2025. Currently, there aren’t any plot or character particulars for what Momoa may play, but it surely lists Jared Hess because the director, finest identified for Napoleon Dynamite. Buzz round a Minecraft film started in 2014 when Shawn Levy (Free Guy) give up engaged on the movie upon hitting a useless finish for a stable story. As it seems, his and the writing group’s concepts did not align with the sport builders’ imaginative and prescient. Multiple administrators have joined and dropped out from the mission since then, with WB locking in on Momoa to steer final yr. WB’s rights to Minecraft had been set to run out in January 2023.
To be truthful, it is robust to ascertain a narrative for Minecraft, which basically is a free-willed sort of sport the place creativity and merchandise crafting is the precedence. However, one may create an entirely authentic story, as seen with Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode, merely utilizing its universe as a tool to seize a younger warrior’s perilous new journey, after having slain the Ender Dragon.
That mentioned, online game variations — save for choose examples similar to The Last of Us, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and Arcane — have at all times acquired poor on-screen translations, be it for odd narrative decisions or character motivations that stray too removed from the supply. Elsewhere, Mojang Studios is getting ready to launch its upcoming Minecraft spinoff title Minecraft Legends on April 18 — a technique sport that has you type alliances and wage warfare in opposition to the Piglin mob.
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Warner Bros. additionally tweaked launch dates for another upcoming tasks. First, the Momoa-starring DC live-action movie Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been pushed ahead by 5 days, now releasing on December 20 in theatres worldwide. In doing so, it is swapping locations with the Colman Domingo-led (Euphoria) The Color Purple, a possible awards contender, that’ll now drop on Christmas Day. Aquaman 2 is predicted to supply extra world-building within the submerged kingdom of Atlantis, with Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Amber Heard reprising their roles. James Wan will return to direct the sequel, which could additionally function a small look from Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne.
Meanwhile, The Wizard of Oz animated movie Toto has been faraway from Warner Bros.’ calendar, because the Robert De Niro-led (The Irishman) The Wise Guys steals its spot, now slated to launch on February 2024. As per Deadline, an untitled DC Comics film was taking over a slot on September 22, although it has now been scrubbed from the schedule.
The Jason Momoa-led Minecraft film is now slated to launch on April 4, 2025.