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The live-action ‘MINECRAFT’ movie, starring Jason Momoa, will release on April 4, 2025 in theaters.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) April 5, 2023
When plans for a Minecraft movie were first unveiled, though, the bar was set far lower. There have been four important films released in the time it has taken Warner Bros. Pictures’ film to find its feet, and many gamers believe that these films have broken the “video game movie curse.”
Because the release of the Minecraft film has been delayed so long, not one but two Sonic the Hedgehog feature films have established their mark as the highest-grossing video game movies to date, with Detective Pikachu being the first of these adaptations to impress long-time fans.
And now, barely two years after the premiere of the Super Mario Bros. Movie, Minecraft will join the ranks of anticipated video game releases. Warner Bros. has a high bar to clear in order to win over moviegoers, and if they fail to do so, the Minecraft movie may have a tough time gaining traction down the line.
Live-action adaptations of video games have the potential to thrill moviegoers and gamers alike, as evidenced by films like Detective Pikachu and the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It remains to be seen if the big-screen adaptations of Minecraft can match the success of the game itself.
The official release date for the Minecraft movie is set for April 4, 2025.