Builders, block-breakers, and creeper-killers, you might want to clear your schedule on May 24, 2019. That’s the new, official release date for the Minecraft movie.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Mojang jointly announced the film’s premiere date this week, and indicated that the film will debut in standard, IMAX, and 3D theaters when it finally arrives.
Set to be directed by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator, writer, and star Rob McElhenney, the Minecraft movie remains a bit of a mystery at this point, with little known about its plot or premise. Still, with the open-world building game attracting more than 100 million players, there’s no shortage of interest in whatever form the movie takes.
“Hello future Minecraft movie-goers!” wrote Mojang COO Vu Bui in a statement accompanying the release date announcement. “I know you’ve been thinking just about every day, ‘When’s the Minecraft movie coming out?’ Luckily for you, we can finally say! The Minecraft movie will be released on May 24, 2019! The film will also be released in 3D & IMAX.”
“Yes, that might seem like a long time away, but it just so happens to be the right amount of time to make it completely awesome,” continued Bui. “And we all want an awesome Minecraft movie, right? That’s it for now, but as time goes on we’ll share loads more. Loads!”
Right now, the schedule for summer movies in 2019 is pretty sparse, with only two projects currently on the calendar — but both projects are big ones. Avengers: Infinity War – Part II is currently scheduled to hit theaters May 3, while the second Justice League movie from Warner Bros. will hit theaters June 14.
The LEGO Movie producer Roy Lee and Mean Girls producer Jill Messick are both attached to produce Minecraft for Warner Bros. and Mojang.