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Rumours Suggest Jack Black May Be Playing Steve In The Minecraft Movie

Jack Black? More like Jack …Block

After stunning people with a proper slam-dunk of a Bowser portrayal in the massive Super Mario Bros Movie last year, Jack Black looks set to add another iconic gaming portrayal to his credentials.

Via DEADLINE, word is out that the Actor/Comedian/Musician/All-Round-Top-Bloke will be lending a voice to the mostly voiceless ‘Steve’ from the blocky landscape of Minecraft.

This information joins some other confirmed details, such as Jason Momoa’s involvement in the film – and the odd truth that the film has been in various states of production since 2014. The actual release of the movie is apparently 2025, with Jared Hess directing. A synopsis has been floating around the web for a while, but the discussion regarding it’s accuracy is deep and varied so we’d recommend waiting for something with some substance to get shared.

The role of Steve adds another feather to the cap of Jack Black’s video game character roles – because don’t forget, he has also lent his pipes to the cuboid robot Clap-trap in the (somewhat doomed) Borderlands movie. Yeah, the one that seems to be in post-production purgatory. Apparently it comes out in August of this year, so keep your calendar open for that one.

The real question is how Jack might voice a mostly-voiceless protagonist. Steve’s most iconic quote is simply an “Oof” when takes damage, so there is a pretty wide gulf of characterisation for Jack Black to fill.

More importantly: Will we get another banger song like Peaches for the Minecraft film. Maybe a duet with Jason Mamoa? That’d be the ticket.

Are you excited for a Minecraft cinematic experience? Do you yearn to see Jack Black punch trees in iMax? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

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Written By Ash Wayling

Known throughout the interwebs simply as M0D3Rn, Ash is bad at video games. An old guard gamer who suffers from being generally opinionated, it comes as no surprise that he is both brutally loyal and yet, fiercely whimsical about all things electronic. On occasion will make a youtube video that actually gets views. Follow him on YouTube @Bad at Video Games




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