Jason Momoa Is Set To Lead The Minecraft Movie

Jason Momoa Is Set To Lead The Minecraft Movie
Images via Warner Bros | Mojang

Written by 

Joseph Kime

Published 

19th Apr 2022 10:16

Video game movies have been crushing it at the moment, and it looks like Hollywood is taking notes.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 just debuted to a huge box office return, and after the surprising success of Uncharted, it looks like Tinsel Town has its eyes set on a few more properties to bring to the big screen to make the most of the modern boom.

Minecraft is probably a reasonable shout, but it has had a film adaptation in the works for some time, with directors coming and going, with the film failing to materialise.

But now, the film has found its star and director.

Jason Momoa To Star In The Minecraft Movie

Jason Momoa Is Set To Lead The Minecraft Movie
Click to enlarge
Warner Bros

Okay, so brace yourselves for the most bizarre gaming news of the year so far - Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, is reportedly set to lead the Minecraft movie, which has now been revealed to be a live-action adaption.

He's in "final negotiations" to star in the role according to the likes of The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, though the film's release date is still being kept under wraps, so the film could yet be a long way off.

The film is set to be directed by the filmmaker behind Napoleon Dynamite, Jared Hess, after a lot of directing drama behind the scenes. The news is bizarre, to say the least, and the suggestion that the film will be made in live-action is curious considering the game is most commonly associated with its procedurally generated block look.

The Minecraft Movie Has Had A Troubled Past

Jason Momoa Is Set To Lead The Minecraft Movie
Click to enlarge
Mojang

The Minecraft movie was first set to be made back in 2014, with Free Guy's Shawn Levy reportedly attached to direct - but then, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Mythic Quest's Rob McElhenney was confirmed for the project in 2016, with a 2019 release date.

But, McElhenney dropped out in 2018, delaying the film with nothing to be heard since. The film entered limbo, and it looks like it's about to leave it.

There's no telling what a live-action Minecraft movie will look like, with Jason Momoa front and centre no less. It's going to be a weird one - and we're not sure we're ready for it.

 

Joseph Kime
About the author
Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
Why trust GGRecon?

Established in 2019, we don’t just cover games - we live them. Our expert team is full of dedicated gamers, qualified journalists, and industry insiders who collectively boast decades of experience covering gaming and esports. This deep-rooted expertise allows us to provide authoritative and nuanced perspectives first-hand from a team who are playing, and researching every game covered on our website. 

Our foundation is built on a profound commitment to editorial independence, ensuring our content remains free from external influence and advertising pressures and is held to the highest level of editorial conduct, integrity, and quality. 

Every article on GGRecon comes from rigorous research, informed analysis, and a passion for gaming that resonates with our readers. We uphold these standards through a transparent editorial policy, accessible here, which governs our processes and maintains our accountability.

Trending
Minecraft GTA 6 trailer proves that blocky animations aren't dead
Minecraft adds adorable new mob, fans body-shame it
Minecraft Star Wars DLC takes us to the galaxy far, far away
Players are gutted there won’t be new Minecraft Dungeons content
Fans want surprising Minecraft crossover after Acti-Blizz deal