Jason Momoa-Led Minecraft Movie Sets April 2025 Release Date
The live-action Minecraft movie directed by Jason Momoa finally has a release date. Warner Bros. confirmed that the troubled adaptation of the block-building sandbox video game will hit theaters on April 4, 2025. Currently, there are no plot or character details of what Momoa might be playing, but it lists Jared Hess as the director, best known for Napoleon Dynamite. The buzz around a Minecraft movie started in 2014 when Shawn Levy (free guy) stopped working on the film after hitting a dead end for a solid story. It turns out his and the writing team’s ideas didn’t match the game developers’ vision. Several directors have joined and dropped out of the project since then, with WB signing on Momoa to direct last year. . WB’s rights to Minecraft were set to expire in January 2023.
To be fair, it’s hard to imagine a story for Minecraft, which is essentially a voluntary type of game where creativity and item crafting are the priority. However, one could craft an entirely original story, as seen with Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode, by simply using its universe as a device to capture a young warrior’s perilous new adventure, after slaying the Ender Dragon.
That said, video game adaptations – with the exception of certain examples such as The Last of Us, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and Arcane – have always received poor screen translations, whether for odd narrative choices or motivations of characters too far from the source. . Elsewhere, Mojang Studios is gearing up to launch its next Minecraft spin-off title Minecraft Legends on April 18 – a strategy game that lets you form alliances and wage war against the Piglin mob.
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Warner Bros. also changed the release dates of some other upcoming projects. First, DC’s live-action movie starring Momoa, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, has been brought forward five days and will now hit theaters around the world on December 20. In doing so, he switches places with Colman Domingo (Euphoria) The Color Purple, a likely contender for the awards, which will now drop on Christmas Day. Aquaman 2 is expected to offer more world-building in 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 also feature a small appearance from Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne.
Meanwhile, the animated film The Wizard of Oz toto was removed from Warner Bros.’ calendar, as directed by Robert De Niro (The Irishman) The Wise Guys steals its spot, now slated for release in February 2024. According to Deadline, an untitled DC Comics movie held a spot on Sept. 22, though it’s now been removed from the schedule.
The Jason Momoa-directed Minecraft movie is now set to release on April 4, 2025.
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