First announced back in 2014, the Minecraft movie has been in the works for quite a long time now since Warner Bros. first took the chance. While the movie has been hard to get off the ground, especially with its premise and inspiration, it did find a star in Jason Momoa, and now, we finally have a release date for the Minecraft movie.
As reported by Deadline, the studio has set a 4 April 2025 release for the movie, helmed by director Jared Hess, who is well known for Napoleon Dynamite.
This new shift is part of the changes being made by Warner Bros. Discovery to its roster of films that are on the way. Momoa’s other project, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, has been moved up five days earlier from the original Christmas rollout. It would appear that Momoa has a strong relationship with the studio, as his role in the Minecraft movie is one of many projects, which includes the aforementioned Aquaman film, Dune 2, and a secret project.
The road to the big screen has not been exactly smooth for this adaptation of the hit video game franchise. The LEGO Movie‘s Roy Lee was set to produce, with Shawn Levy as the director, but scheduling issues meant the departure of Levy, and eventually, after a merry-go-round of changes, Hess finally took over the reins.
Details about the Minecraft movie are still scarce at this moment, but what we do know about the plot is that it will follow a young girl and a band of unlikely adventurers. It will also involve the Ender Dragon, which probably accounts for most of the destruction that is coming, and it will be up to the heroes to save the day.
The Minecraft movie will hit theatres on 4 April 2025.