‘The Legend of Zelda’ is Getting A Movie!

After years of rumors and fan speculation, Nintendo finally confirms that ‘The Legend of Zelda’ series is receiving a live-action film!

Hot on the heels of 2023’s Mario movie, Nintendo seems to be on a bit of a film streak as of late. On November 7th, Shigeru Miyamoto, game director of Nintendo and one of the original Zelda designers, took to Twitter to officially announce the future release of the live-action Legend of Zelda film.

Miyamoto went on to elaborate in his short thread that he had chosen producer, Avi Arad, to help lead the project and that Nintendo itself was “heavily involved in the production”. The latter of these realizations being far less shocking, as Nintendo has long had a reputation for being extremely meticulous with their IP in film due to certain other Mario movies. The selection of Arad, however, was a surprise, as his producing history includes films such as both Venoms, Marvel’s Spider-Man trilogy, and Morbius.

Separate from Miyamoto’s thread, announcements trickled in online later the same day that Wes Ball, director of the Maze Runner franchise, had been tapped to direct the film.

Needless to say, fans quickly took to Twitter to let their opinions be heard.

Others, however, remain hopeful and are just glad to see Zelda finally getting its time on the silver screen.

Then there was everybody else.

Thus, it seems like there is no solid agreement, among avid or casual fans alike, as to what will be expected when the film finally hits theaters in the coming years; so for now, we wait. At least we have a different, small-screened, version of Zelda to tide us over until then. Truly a masterpiece in its own right.

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Ford Blue is a senior Video Media Arts student at Emerson College. He has self-produced multiple projects, played multiple roles in Emerson-based productions, and now currently interns with AfterBuzz TV/Heal Squad. He is passionate about stories that are willing to try something new (and may be a bit strange).