Minecraft Movie Cast Announced: Jack Black as Steve!

You might be shocked to learn Mojang’s Minecraft was played by nearly 192 million active players the past month, 13 years after being released back in 2011 and 300 million sales later, it’s actually becoming more popular being up from 173 million the year before. Adding the amazing-looking new Jurassic Park World adventures DLC to Minecraft last month surely helped.

Knowing this, it should be no surprise Warner Bros. Pictures is working on a live-action Minecraft Movie releasing on April 4th, 2025! Although it’s actually been in development hell since 2014, but production started in 2022, and filming may finally start in early 2024.

Who’s in the Minecraft Movie Cast?

More Minecraft Movie cast members are slowly being announced, with the latest being…

  • Comedian Jack Black joins the cast as Steve, the video game’s main character!
  • Aquaman’s Jason Momoa is actually the lead of the Minecraft Movie for an unannounced role.
  • The Color Purple’s Danielle Brooks joined the cast as Dawn.
  • Lisey’s Story’s Sebastian Eugene Hansen joined the cast as Henry.
  • Wednesday’s Emma Myers joined the cast as well for an unannounced younger role.
  • Comedian Matt Berry was also rumored to be in negotiations to join the cast.

You may recognize Jack Black from his recent Jumanji movies and as the voice of Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie! Listen to him sing in this music clip…

Bowser – Peaches (Official Music Video) | The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Jack Black – Peaches (Directed by Cole Bennett) The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Here’s something else I found quite beautiful, Pewdiepie and Jack Black via his JablinskiGames YouTube channel (5 million subscribers!) did a charity livestream where they explore a Minecraft world. He’s a real gamer. It’s a really funny video! 😀

I burned down PewdiePie’s Minecraft house

In fact, Jack Black loves video games so much he made a song about it with his band Tenacious D, who are touring Europe in Spring 2024. Busy guy, that Jack Black. 😮

Tenacious D – Video Games (Official Video)

Everyone’s hoping the listed actors can capture the magical spirit of the video game.

Are you excited for the live-action Minecraft Movie?