Given his affinity to punch trees with his fists, carry metric tons of pure stone, and single-handedly kill dragons, Steve, the default skin texture for the player in Minecraft, is often seen as one of the most powerful characters in modern gaming. Maybe thats why Jason Momoa is reportedly taking on a role in the upcoming Minecraft movie.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter,
Jason Momoa is in final talks with Warner Bros to participate in a live-action adaption of the popular cubic sandbox game. Momoa has gained a strong, intimidating notoriety these last several years for his roles in Game of Thrones, Justice League, and Dune.
While they have not officially confirmed casting, it gives us a fairly reliable assumption that he will be a part of the film.
Virtually nothing is known about the Minecraft movie, besides it being a live-action adaption. Given the lack of traditional NPCs, it's not clear how many cast members will actually be present. If we compare it to Minecraft Story Mode, then it could very well have a large cast of characters new to the canon.
Even so, we would absolutely love to see Jason Momoa punch a tree down, if only once.
Besides Momoa, Variety
has also reported an important figure for the film: Jared Hess. Most people may know him as the director for Napoleon Dynamite.
This implies that the film will be more comedic than anything, which would be fitting for something as light hearted as Minecraft. But giving it some thought, we could also imagine it going in a more frightening action thriller like direction. They also revealed Mary Parent and Roy Lee as producers.
Modern film appears to have fully embraced video games as an adaptable source at this point. While video game movies have been happening since the 90s, were entering an era where major blockbuster attention is being given to game franchises like Uncharted, Halo, and more. Maybe one day well ACTUALLY get that BioShock movie weve been hearing about since 2008.