The years-in-the-making Minecraft film from Warner Bros. may be one step nearer to turning into a actuality, as Jason Momoa, who you would possibly know as Aquaman, is in “final negotiations” to star, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. However, it nonetheless appears the film may be a great distance from truly hitting theaters, although, as neither publication supplied a projected release date. Warner Bros. didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The Minecraft film has hit a number of blocks (buh-dum tish) over the previous a number of years. The film was first introduced in 2014, and months later, Night on the Museum and Free Guy director Shawn Levy was reportedly set to direct. But in 2015, Rob McElhenney, identified for his work on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Apple TV Plus’ hit present Mythic Quest, was confirmed as the director, and in 2016, the film was given a 2019 release date. McElhenney later left the undertaking in 2018, and Warner Bros. delayed the movie. At one level, the Minecraft film was set to release on March 4th, 2022, but it surely got pushed to make room for The Batman.
Despite the problems, a Minecraft film nonetheless looks as if it might be a very good wager for Warner Bros. The Minecraft franchise continues to be extremely popular, having simply surpassed 1 trillion views (yes, with a T) on YouTube in December. And online game films are having a little bit of a second, with the Uncharted movie (which had its own share of development difficulties) and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to this point proving to be massive hits. We’ll have to attend and see if the Minecraft movie and the Chris Pratt-led Mario movie will sustain the pattern.