Jason Momoa: He’s Aquaman. He’s Duncan Idaho. He is Khal Drogo! And it looks like soon, he might be, uh, Steve. According Hollywood reporterthe voluminous superstar with the spectacular hair is “in final negotiations” to star in the Minecraft movie, which is apparently still in production.
There’s a new director on the movie as well. Shawn Levy was originally tapped to direct, but stepped down in 2014 shortly after the Minecraft movie was announced. Rob McElhenny of It’s Always Sunny and Mythic Quest came on the scene, but that fell apart and Peter Sollett took over in early 2019, at which time the film – which was originally slated for a 2019 release – was released. pushed to 2022. Now, according to the report, Sollett is also out, and Jared Hesswhose previous films include Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, will try.
Somehow, eight years after the Minecraft movie was announced, we still know virtually nothing about the movie. The IMDB The entry, which now still lists Sollett as director, contains an extremely generic one-line plot summary — “The malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, leading a young girl and her band of unlikely adventurers to set out to save the world.” Overworld” — but that’s been around since 2019. The only other actor reported to be involved in the project was Steve Carell, but he’s apparently walked away from conversations around scheduling issues. And that’s really the extent of it.
I’d say the Minecraft movie has been delayed again because we’re approaching the middle of 2022 with yet another new director and no stars signed, but a new release date hasn’t been included in the report. For now, Minecraft fans can at least rest assured that it’s still happening. I’ve contacted Warner for comment and will update if I get a response.