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Minecraft Movie

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About

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).

Background

On February 27th, 2014, the creator of Minecraft, Notch, posted a tweet[1] 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[2] magazine that the film was piggybacking off of the success of The Lego Movie.


Notch @notch Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie. I wanted to be the leak! 5:24 PM · Feb 27, 2014 · Twitter for Android

Developments

On October 8, 2014, The Guardian[3] 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[4] 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[5] the title and release date for the movie, giving the date May 24, 2019. On August 3rd, 2018, it was reported by The Wrap[6] that Rob McElhenney had dropped out of the movie.

March 4th, 2022, Release Date

On April 16th, 2019, the Twitter[7] 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[8] 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).


Minecraft ... @Minecraft Dates! They are important, because they allow us to clear our calendars for exciting, nay, MONUMENTAL events. Such as the upcoming Minecraft movie, which finally has one! March 4, 2022. Just around the corner! A few more details here: redsto.ne/minecraftmovie MINECRAFT 11:04 AM · Apr 16, 2019 · Twitter Web Client Things That Changed The Internet @ShapedInternet · Mar 3 Replying to @Minecraft Steve is playing steve Minecraft Film Overview Cast Trailers & clips Behind the Steve Carell Jill Messick Choi Min-sik Daniel Day- John Powers Joaquin Phoenix Lewis Middleton ...

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[9] 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[10] 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).


LS Mark @LSMark_ Who's coming with me to see the Minecraft Movie tomorrow? I can't wait to see those epic creepers on the big screen! Minecraft @Minecraft · Apr 16, 2019 Dates! They are important, because they allow us to clear our calendars for exciting, nay, MONUMENTAL events. Such as the upcoming Minecraft movie, which finally has one! March 4, 2022. Just around the corner! A few more details here: redsto.ne/minecraftmovie MINECRAFT 1:05 PM · Mar 3, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 7=- @FearfulHarmony_ Update: they didn't have the minecraft movie in the theater today, my day is fucking ruined. 1500 9:35 AM · Mar 4, 2022 · Twitter for Android

April 4th, 2025, Release Date

On April 18th, 2022, Variety[11] 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).[11]

About a year later, on April 5th, 2023, news outlets like The Hollywood Reporter[12] 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[13] 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[14] 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).


DiscussingFilm 4 @DiscussingFilm : The live-action 'MINECRAFT' movie, starring Jason Momoa, will release on April 4, 2025 in theaters. See what other movies just got release dates: bit.ly/Dates2023 4:29 PM . Apr 5, 2023 20.5M Views Nicholas @NicholasPascar5 Now how the fuck is a live-action Minecraft movie gonna work? district 3 :

Various Examples


Prochan @Prochan51 BROO000 THIS MINECRAFT MOVIE IS CRAZY 4:12 PM · Mar 4, 2022 · Twitter Web App No Minecraft movie? 9:42 AM · Mar 4, 2022 · Twitter for Android Captain Puffy - Cara @CptPuffy WHERE THE FUCK IS MY MINECRAFT MOVIE?! Tweet Minecraft O ... @Minecraft Dates! They are important, because they allow us to clear our calendars for exciting, nay, MONUMENTAL events. Such as the upcoming Minecraft movie, which finally has one! March 4, 2022. Just around the corner! A few more details here: redsto.ne/minecraftmovie MINECRAFT 11:46 AM . Mar 4 2022. Twitter for ¡Phone Cyranek @Cyranek Omw to see the Minecraft movie today yonner @yonnitheducc guys I can't find the minecraft movie in a theater near me am I missing something | 10:22 AM · Mar 4, 2022 · Twitter for Android 2:33 4 LTE O i google.com Google Q is the minecraft movie cancelled All News Images Shopping Videos Мaps Release. The film was originally scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019 by Warner Bros. Pictures, but was then pushed back to March 4, 2022. On October 5, 2020, the release was once again pushed back to an unknown date due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Based on: Minecraft; by Mojang Studios Production companies: Mojang Studios; Vertigo Entertainment Directed by: Peter Sollett https://minecraft.fandom.com > wiki The Movie - Minecraft Wiki About featured snippets Feedback People also ask Will the Minecraft movie happen? Is the Minecraft movie canceled? 25 ... > >

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69 nuts
69 nuts

The Minecraft and Fnaf movie are films that both are for games that were huge in the 2010s then faded in popularity, then made a come back in popularity but their film never seem to have a release date for whatever reason.

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Mistress Fortune
Mistress Fortune

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Some believe the FNAF movie morphed into the Banana Splits horror movie reboot from 2019. WB was supposed to do the FNAF movie at first until Scott Cawthon took back the movie rights and gave them to Blumhouse instead, and WB owns all Hanna-Barbera IPs so it can be assumed the Banana Splits movie was an attempt to recycle a scrapped FNAF screenplay.

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