Jack Black confirms he’ll be in the new Minecraft movie

Tenacious D legend Jack Black is joining Jason Momoa in the Minecraft adaptation, which will begin filming soon…

Jack Black confirms he’ll be in the new Minecraft movie
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Following on from his incredibly memorable work as Bowser in last year’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Jack Black is continuing to have fun with video game adaptations – this time joining the cast of the new Minecraft film.

The as-yet-untitled live action flick is reportedly expected to hit cinemas way down the line in April 2025, with filming kicking off in New Zealand very soon. The Tenacious D legend is rumoured to be playing the role of Steve Minecraft, and he will join confirmed castmates Jason Momoa, Emma Myers and Danielle Brooks.

At this point, though, there’s not a huge amount of information out there about this film – which is perhaps why Jack himself teased the news with an Instagram selfie reading a book called Minecraft Basics For Dummies (the pic is captioned ‘An actor prepares’).

In other Jack Black news, he’ll be reprising his voice role for Kung Fu Panda 4 in March, before returning to the UK and Europe with Tenacious D on the Spicy Meatball Tour in April and May.

Catch Tenacious D live this year at the following:


29 Stockholm Hovet +
30 Oslo Spektrum +


1 Copenhagen Royal Arena +
3 Luxembourg Rockhal +
5 Dublin 3Arena +
7 Birmingham Resorts World Arena *
8 Manchester AO Arena *
9 Glasgow OVO Hydro *
11 Leeds First Direct Arena *
12 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena *
13 Brighton Centre *
15 Paris Accor Arena +

+ = support from Crusade
* = support from Dave Hill

Get your tickets here.

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