Part of a series on Minecraft. [View Related Entries]
PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.
This submission is currently being researched & evaluated!
You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation.
The Minecraft Movie, also known as Minecraft: The Movie, refers to a movie based on the video game Minecraft, originally hinted at in early 2014 but was postponed until March 2022. The movie was set to be produced by Warner Bros. Studios, however, when the release date in 2022 came around, there was no movie released, resulting in memes across social media from users reacting to the missed release. In 2022 and 2023, a new release date for the film was announced: April 4th, 2025. The movie was to be live-action, directed by Jared Hess (known for directing Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre) and starring actor Jason Mamoa (known for Aquaman).
On February 27th, 2014, the creator of Minecraft, Notch, posted a tweet that hinted at the development of a new Minecraft movie produced by Warner Bros. The tweet received roughly 5,000 likes over the course of eight years (shown below). It was reported by Time magazine that the film was piggybacking off of the success of The Lego Movie.
On October 8, 2014, The Guardian reported that the movie was set to release in 2018. Vu Bui, the Chief Content Officer at Mojang Studios, stated in the article "it's in its early days of development," adding it's, "large-budget production." On July 21st, 2015, Vu Bui said in a statement that the film was going to be directed by It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia actor Rob McElhenney, known for playing Mac on the show. On June 27, 2016, Mojang Studios announced the title and release date for the movie, giving the date May 24, 2019. On August 3rd, 2018, it was reported by The Wrap that Rob McElhenney had dropped out of the movie.
March 4th, 2022, Release Date
On April 16th, 2019, the Twitter account of Minecraft tweeted a new release date: March 4th, 2022. The tweet (shown below, left) earned roughly 58,600 likes over the course of three years. Twitter user ShapedInternet added in a reply to the tweet that Steve Carrell was cast as Steve in the movie, tweeting a screenshot that earned roughly 2,400 likes in the same amount of time (shown below, right).
Although people were excited at first, the Minecraft movie didn't get much press going into the rest of 2019 and into 2020, mostly due to many movie productions halting their operations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 4th, 2022, however, the April 2019 tweet from Minecraft resurfaced on Twitter, where users started posting memes about the movie not releasing when it was promised. For instance, on March 3rd, Twitter user LSMark_ quote retweeted the tweet from Minecraft, ironically captioning it, "Who’s coming with me to see the Minecraft Movie tomorrow? I can’t wait to see those epic creepers on the big screen!" and earning roughly 17,800 likes in one day (shown below, left).
Twitter user FearfulHarmony_ tweeted on March 4th, captioning an image of a strong man driving the wrong way down a highway with, "Update: they didn't have the minecraft movie in the theater today, my day is fucking ruined," earning roughly 3,700 likes in one day (shown below, right).
April 4th, 2025, Release Date
On April 18th, 2022, Variety reported that Jason Mamoa (from Aquaman) was to star in the upcoming Minecraft movie from Warner Bros. The movie was also said to be directed by Jared Hess (known for directing Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre).
About a year later, on April 5th, 2023, news outlets like The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Minecraft movie had a new release date set for April 4th, 2025.
The news quickly spread on social media, such as in a tweet posted by the Twitter account @DiscussingFilm on April 5th, which gained roughly 127,900 likes in one day (shown below, left). Various memes were posted in relation to the news, such as a tweet sent by Twitter user @NicholasPascar5 on April 5th that questioned how it was going to be live-action, gaining roughly 96,800 likes in one day (shown below, right).
 Time – Minecraft Movie
 The Guardian – Minecraft Movie
 Wiki – Minecraft Movie
 Mojang – Release Date
 The Wrap – Minecraft Movie
 Twitter – @Minecraft
 Twitter – @ShapedInternet
 Twitter – @FearfulHarmony_
 Variety – Jason Momoa to Star in ‘Minecraft’ Live-Action Movie at Warner Bros.
 The Hollywood Reporter – Jason Momoa’s ‘Minecraft’ Books April 2025 Release Date in Theaters
 Twitter – @DiscussingFilm
 Twitter – @NicholasPascar5
Mar 04, 2022 at 07:34PM EST
Mar 04, 2022 at 11:18PM EST in reply to
+ Add a Comment
Add a Comment