Multiple Hollywood insiders are reporting that Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, is within the closing levels of talks to star within the Minecraft film – so is Momoa going to be Minecraft Steve? That’s wanting unlikely proper now, because it appears the movie’s producers may be drawing much less from the sandbox recreation and extra from Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode to construct the solid.
Initially reported by The Ankler, and individually confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Momoa is now within the closing negotiations to take the lead position in a live-action Minecraft film. Jared Hess, in all probability finest referred to as the director of Napoleon Dynamite, is on board to direct the movie.
That unique Ankler article is paywalled, however as noted by Geoff Keighley, it means that Mamoa goes to play Gabriel the Warrior, a personality who originated in Minecraft: Story Mode. Of course, this film has already been by way of numerous iterations. At varied factors, it was going to be directed by Peter Sollett, it was going to star Steve Carell, and it was going to launch on March 4, 2022.
Developer Mojang proudly introduced the movie again in 2019 with a easy plot abstract: it’s “the story of a teenage woman and her unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon units out on a path of destruction, they have to save their stunning, blocky Overworld.” Whether any aspect of that story stays within the closing manufacturing stays to be seen, and that announcement has since been deleted from the Minecraft web site. (Archive.org has it, although.)