Minecraft movie: Release date, cast, plot & everything we know

Eleni Thomas
Minecraft movie

The Minecraft movie release date is coming, along with a stellar cast and some rather big expectations to meet. Here’s everything we know about the game adaptation.

Video game movies and TV show adaptations have never been more popular. Between the Super Mario Bros. movie, The Last of Us, and other new movies, the ‘curse’ has been lifted.

One game that many will be shocked to hear is coming to the screen is Minecraft. While it’s one of the most successful games of all time, the design and gameplay don’t lend themselves to the big screen, at least on paper.

The Minecraft movie is coming, though, and here are the details.


Minecraft movie release date

The Minecraft movie release date is Friday, April 4, 2025

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Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time

The ten-year wait is nearly over after the project was confirmed by Warner Bros. back in 2014. Interestingly, much of its teenage player base at the time of announcement will be adults by the time it hits screens. Luckily, Minecraft has proved to be evergreen.

Filming began in January 2024 in New Zealand — makes sense, lots of green hills.

Who’s in the Minecraft movie cast?

The Minecraft movie cast is a star-studded lineup that includes Jason Momoa, Jack Black, and Jennifer Coolidge.

The Minecraft movie cast list:

  • Jason Momoa as TBA
  • Jack Black as Steve
  • Danielle Brooks as Dawn
  • Emma Myers TBA
  • Matt Berry as TBA
  • Sebastian Eugene Hansen as Henry
  • Jennifer Coolidge as TBA
  • Kate McKinnon
  • Jemaine Clement

Momoa, Daniele Brooks, Emma Myers, Matt Berry, and Hansen have been known for a while, but Black’s casting was announced on January 2, 2024, to much fan excitement after his success as Bowser in the Super Mario movie.

As far as we know, Black will play Steve, Brooks will be Dawn, and Hansen will be Henry.

The most exciting name on that list, though (at least for us, we’re a little older than the target audience) is Coolidge. The comedy gem from The White Lotus was added to the cast on January 17, in an unknown role.

What will the Minecraft movie plot be?

There are no details on the Minecraft movie plot confirmed yet, but it will be a live-action film.

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It will be interesting to see how they bring Minecraft to the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the movie wouldn’t be animated in April 2022. Other than that, information about the story is non-existent.

Given that the game has no real plot and is essentially a building block simulator, bringing that universe to the big screen and turning it into a story-driven project is a bold concept.

The film’s development has been through hell and back, with multiple directors and writers attached before Jared Hess eventually took the helm.

After more TV and movie game adaptations? Find out what we know about The Last of Us season 2, the Horizon TV show, or read about the God of War series coming to Prime Video.

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