“This Is Gonna Go WILD!”- Fans Go Over the Moon As the Legend of Zelda Reportedly To Get a Movie Adaptation

Published 06/09/2023, 8:50 AM EDT

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The recent collaboration between the popular United States animation studio, Illumination, and Universal Studios is going to release an animated film. This film is said to be inspired by the popular action-adventure video game, The Legend of Zelda.

Fans can’t keep calm as they are hoping to get bombarded with nostalgic memories with this movie. Since the exclusive report by Giant Freakin Robot, which claims to provide credible news, fans all over the world have been anticipating the plot of this movie.

Plot speculation and other details

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The Legend of Zelda will likely air on Netflix. However, the exact plot of the movie has not been announced yet. Before this movie, a series of thirteen episodes based on the events of the first game of The Legend of Zelda was announced as well. There has been tension among fans as the protagonist Link in the video game is silent.

This tension arose with the recent production of Illumination, The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Since many fans associate Mario with a silent character from childhood, it was disassociating for them to connect with the movie. Many fans claimed that the silence of Mario helped them to characterize themselves as Mario while playing the game.

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In the first television adaption of The Legend of Zelda in 1989, Jonathan Potts gave voice to Link, which faced many criticisms from fans. Netflix is proposing Tom Holland for the character of Link. Film critics find the choice to be appropriate as long as he is playing a mute protagonist. The Netflix animated film is likely to be based on the gameplay of the main story of the video game.

As the story of The Legend of Zelda spans thousands of years featuring many timelines, fans are eager to know about the timeline of the movie so that they can understand how the film fits within the canon of the video game.

Fan’s reactions

Film content creator and reliable news source Discussing Film tweeted about this collaboration between Illumination and Universal Studios on the project of ‘The Legend of Zelda.” Fans have given mixed reactions to the tweet. Some fans expect childhood nostalgia from the film and wish that Illumination doesn’t give voice to Link as they did to Mario last time.

 

Some fans believe that only Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli can match up to their expectations of them in making a true adaption of The Legend of Zelda.

However, some of the fans also believe that Illumination might take a serious tone in making the movie as they focused on comedy while working on Mario.

Another fan tweeted- Exactly the next movie I wanted. This is gonna go WILD!!!!

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Their source of the news was The Hot Mic streaming show hosting Jeff Sneider and John Rocha, who confirmed this exciting collaboration of producing the ‘The Legend of Zelda.”

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Among all the controversies and speculations, fans are eagerly waiting to get the first look at this movie to rejuvenate their childhood nostalgia. We hope that The Legend of Zelda will match up to the expectations of video game fans overcoming the mistakes made in the Mario movie. Whether it is a new beginning in the accurate film adaptation of video games or another failed project for Illuminations, let’s wait for that!

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