After years of production issues, the Minecraft movie from Warner Bros. finally has a release date. According to IGN, the movie is set to hit theaters on April 4, 2025. The only confirmed cast member at this time is Jason Momoa, who is reportedly in negotiations to voice the main protagonist. Jared Hess, known for directing Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, is set to direct the film.
The development of the Minecraft movie has seen several directors drop out over the years, including Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy. However, with a release date now set, fans can look forward to seeing their favorite video game come to life on the big screen.
Warner Bros. also announced changes to its theatrical release schedule. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which also stars Momoa, has been moved to December 20, 2023, while The Color Purple will now be released on December 25, 2023. The Wizard of Oz spinoff Toto has been removed from its February 2, 2024 slot, and an untitled DC movie set for September 22 of this year has been removed from the schedule. The Robert DeNiro-led The Wise Guys has taken Toto’s place.
Overall, it’s an exciting time for fans of video game adaptations and upcoming movies. Keep an eye out for more news and updates on the Minecraft movie and other highly-anticipated releases.