Jack Black is reportedly entering the ensemble cast of Jason Momoa-led film Warner Bros./Vertigo/Legendary’s cinematic adaptation of Mojang/Microsoft’s Minecraft, which is set to begin production soon. The narrative of the movie is still shrouded in mystery, and writing honours are still pending. It has been reported that Black is portraying Steve.
Emma Myers, Danielle Brooks, and Sebastian Eugene Hansen are also featured in Minecraft. The Mojang sandbox videogame has sold 300 million copies and has about 140 million active players every month, making it the greatest-selling video game ever.
The Mojang/Microsoft, Vertigo, co-financier Legendary, and Momoa’s On the Roam are the sources of the Minecraft movie. The director is Jared Hess. Roy Lee, Jon Berg, Mary Parent, Momoa, Torfi Frans Olafsson, Vu Bui, and the late Jill Messick are among the producers. Todd Hallowell, Kayleen Walters, Jonathan Spaihts, and Brian Mendoza are EPs.
In Illumination, the subsequent highest-grossing film of 2023, Black portrayed the evil Bowser in Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which took in $1.36 billion internationally. Black was nominated for a third Golden Globe for co-writing and performing the romantic song “Peaches” in the film. He will play Po again in the forthcoming DreamWorks Animation film Kung Fu Panda 4, which opens in theatres on March 8. He received an Emmy for Outstanding Voice Performance in a Children’s or Young Teen Programme for Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight. The Kung Fu Panda franchise has made $1.8 billion from three films.
Black is also the lead actor in Borderlands, a feature-length adaptation from Lionsgate that opens in theatres on August 9. Tenacious D and the Spicy Meatball Tour, including Kyle Gass and Black, is touring Europe this spring. For their rendition of “The Last in Line,” Tenacious D received a Grammy in 2015 for best heavy metal performance. Black also featured in Peter Jackson’s $556 million worldwide blockbuster King Kong and Sony’s $1.796 billion Jumanji franchise.