- Jack Black added to the ensemble cast of the upcoming Minecraft movie
- Jason Momoa’s anticipated casting brings new energy to the long-awaited project
- The film is backed by Warner Bros. and plans to capture the spirit of the beloved video game
The ever-growing cast of the Minecraft movie now includes Jack Black, who will swap out his role as Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie to join this popular game adaptation. As reported by Deadline, Black will play the character Steve alongside the previously announced Jason Momoa, Peacemaker star Danielle Brooks, Emma Myers, and Sebastian Eugene Hansen. The best-selling video game of all time will be directed by Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess and is set to release in 2025.
Besides Jack Black’s recent attachment, Momoa’s role as the lead in the Minecraft movie has brought newfound hope and excitement to the project. The film has faced numerous delays, but now boasts a completed script and the backing of Warner Bros. Potential cast additions include Matt Berry from What We Do in the Shadows, though Steve Carell has dropped out of the project.
The storyline of the cinematic adaptation remains mysterious, but fans can expect an immersive experience that captures the heart of the video game. With filming potentially starting in 2024 and the release date targeted for April 2025, anticipation is building for this live-action take on the wildly successful Minecraft game franchise.