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New Legend of Zelda Movie Rumored to be in the Works

After the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, fans of the Legend of Zelda franchise may have something to look forward to as well. According to a leaker on X (formerly Twitter), acclaimed studio Universal Pictures is reportedly working on a live-action Legend of Zelda movie.

This is an exciting development for fans who have long been waiting for a film adaptation of their beloved video game series. Nintendo, the publisher of the Legend of Zelda games, has not greenlit a live-action movie since the infamous Super Mario Bros. movie in the 90s.

The studio that worked on The Super Mario Bros. Movie earlier this year is said to be on board for this new project. Alongside Illumination, known for their work on Minions, they created a visually impressive film that was well-received by many Nintendo fans. It remains to be seen if they can achieve the same level of success with a Legend of Zelda movie.

One of the biggest questions surrounding this potential film is which part of the Legend of Zelda canon it will cover. The franchise's lore is extensive, spanning over 30 years and numerous consoles. From the cartoonish Wind Waker to the latest open-world titles, there are plenty of storylines to choose from. Alternatively, the movie could take a different approach and offer a fresh perspective on familiar characters.

However, there is always a concern when it comes to live-action adaptations of beloved franchises. Many fans are skeptical due to the history of poor-quality adaptations that fail to meet expectations. Fortunately, recent successes like the Sonic movie and the One Piece adaptation have shown that live-action adaptations can be well-received. Additionally, the faithful voice cast in The Super Mario Bros. Movie helped alleviate some concerns.

It's worth noting that this is not the first time there have been rumors of a new Legend of Zelda movie. Until there is official confirmation from Nintendo, it's best to take this leak with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, fans can't help but be excited about the possibility of finally seeing their favorite video game series come to life on the big screen.

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