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The Legend of Zelda Live-Action Movie: Everything We Know So Far


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The Legend of Zelda has captured millions of fans' imaginations since 1986 and it is now getting a film. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Zelda live-action movie!

What Will the Zelda Live-Action Movie Be About?

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The plot of the Zelda live-action movie is still unclear as it is in the early stages of development. Of course, long-time fans of the game can make predictions.

It goes without saying that the Zelda adaptation will feature the iconic main characters Link, a young man from the Hylian race, and Zelda, a princess hailing from a goddess' bloodline.

Here Are the Latest News for the Zelda Live-Action Movie

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The hype about the upcoming Zelda adaptation began in November 2023, when Nintendo announced the project.

Through a tweet from Nintendo's official X account, Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the Zelda games, shared some details about the live-action, confirming his involvement.

Miyamoto shared that the project has been in the works for years, and expressed his enthusiasm at seeing it materialize with producer Avi Arad who has previously worked on Uncharted and Marvel's Spider-man.

Derek Connoly (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), will be responsible for Zelda's script.

Despite some excitement about the prospect of seeing Zelda's world come alive, the decision isn't popular with all fans, as some feel that the essence of the games won't be captured in a film.

In the 1990s, most video game adaptations were expected to be flops, but some fans cite the Super Mario Bros movie as a possible successful example of a Nintendo film.

When Will the Zelda Live-Action Movie Come Out? Release Date Predictions

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As of writing, there has been no official announcement about Zelda's release date.

We get the impression that the project is still in its early stages of development, as there is no trailer or poster to go with the announcement.

As such, we wouldn't expect it earlier than 2025. Of course, we will update this space with all the latest news so stay tuned!

Who Will Appear in the Zelda Live-Action Movie?

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Link and Zelda's actors will likely be the subject of heated debates among fans. So far, the cast of the Zelda live-action movie remains a mystery.

That being said, those who love the games have a lot of opinions about who would embody their favorite characters best.

Hunter Schafer, (Jules Vaughn from Euphoria and Tigris from The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) is on top of many fan-casting lists for the role of the titular princess.

Schafer has confirmed she knows of the fan casts and would find it cool to participate in the project as she loves the Zelda game.

As of writing, this is simply speculative, and no actor's involvement has been confirmed.

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