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Minecraft movie release date, cast, trailer, and more news

Jason Momoa is coming in the Minecraft movie release date, and we've got all the details on when the fearsome Ender Dragon will finally attack the big screen.

What is the Minecraft movie release date? It’s strange to consider that we still don’t have a Minecraft film or TV series. The videogame has been a cultural force for so long, you’d think something would have emerged by now.

After all, Minecraft has become a genre unto itself since the first public version in 2009. Well, Warner Bros was quick to snap up the rights to an adaptation and has been working towards a video game movie for quite some time.

Plans for some form of family movie based on Minecraft first came to the fore in 2014. Since then, names like Rob McElhenney, of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Mythic Quest fame, and Shawn Levy, director of Free Guy and Deapdool 3, have come and gone. It seems like we’re all go for the Minecraft film — here’s everything we know so far.

Minecraft movie release date

The Minecraft movie will come out on Friday, April 4, 2025.  We were meant to see the film in March 2022, but Covi-19 prevented that from happening.

Thankfully, it looks like the 2023 Writers Strike and the Actors Strike didn’t cause any sort of delay. Onward to 2025!

Minecraft movie release date: Minecraft Steve holding a pickaxe

Who’s in the Minecraft movie cast?

Jason Momoa, the DCU’s Aquaman, leads the Minecraft movie cast. He was the first confirmed star, and remains the highest profile part of the film.

Momoa is believed to be playing Gabriel the Warrior, a character from adventure game spin-off Minecraft: Story Mode. This is a fascinating turn, as it suggests the film will take inspiration from across the Minecraft universe.

Matt Berry was reportedly in negotiations, but nothing’s been confirmed for him yet. However, Danielle Brooks and Sebastian Eugene Hansen were added at the end of November 2023, the former playing a character named Dawn, the latter portraying someone named Henry.

Minecraft movie cast list:

  • Jason Momoa
  • Danielle Brooks
  • Sebastian Eugene Hansen

We’ll keep you updated as more stars are added to the videogame adaptation.

Minecraft movie release date: Minecraft Steve fighting the Ender Dragon

What might happen in the Minecraft movie plot?

A since-deleted synopsis for the Minecraft movie plot came from developer Mojang itself in 2019, though it’s unknown how relevant this still is to the story.

According to that description, the film will tell “the story of a teenage girl and her unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld.”

That all sounds very Minecraft, but with personnel changes and delays and all the rest, another direction might have been chosen, especially given the mention of Gabriel from Story Mode. That said, keeping the main protagonist someone young who must somehow survive the blocky landscape of the game is a good hook that we wouldn’t mind seeing whenever this movie hits theatres.

Minecraft movie release date

Where can you watch the Minecraft movie?

The Minecraft movie is expected to be a theatrical release first and foremost, before moving to streaming. Previously, Minecraft would have found its way onto Max (formerly HBO Max) since it’s from Warner Bros, but now the studio doesn’t rely on that service as much.

Netflix is the likeliest bet if Minecraft isn’t on Max. But the film needs to be made first – we’ll keep you posted!

There you have it, everything we know about the Minecraft movie. While we wait for more info, have a look at our sister site PCGamesN’s guides to the best Minecraft seeds, and best Minecraft maps. Or, check out our guide to the best adventure movies to get you in the mood.

Finally, we’ve got a list of all the new movies coming in 2023 and a guide to the best movies ever made for you to enjoy.