Wait, why isn’t there a Legend of Zelda movie? There’s going to be a HOT WHEELS MOVIE. There is a Battleship movie! I understand that those aren’t the same kind of game, I’M NOT A GAME DUMMY, but there is also a Super Mario Bros. movie. And it is, uhh, a movie! It for sure exists as a movie — you can watch it and everything. There is money to be made in the Legend of Zelda franchise, and Hollywood is just sitting on it. OR ARE THEY?! (They are, but Kotatku spoke with Eiji Aonuma, the man in charge of Zelda [aka Mr. Zelda], recently, and he spoke a bit about what a Zelda film adaptation might be like:)

This is something that me and Mr. Miyamoto talked about. If we were to make a Zelda title, if we had interest in doing that, I think really what would be most important to us is to be able to play with the format of a movie, make it more interactive, like you’re able to take your 3DS into the theater and that leads you into participating in it somehow. We wouldn’t want to make it the same as any other movie. We want to somehow change what a movie is.

This idea is perfect in that the #1 complaint among moviegoers these days is that there are not enough little, glowing screens scattered amongst the audience. You always hear the complaints, “It’s like people don’t even have technology!” “It’s like stepping into a time warp!” I do respect that they would want to do something different with a Zelda movie, and keep it close to what it actually is (a video game about an elf smashing clay pots?), but, ahhh. How much control could you have over a movie, really? In a theater with 40 other people? Enough to make the hybrid choice worth it? :-/ WHO KNOWS. That’s not the question we’re here to answer; the question we’re here to answer is: WHO SHOULD PLAY LINK? Obviously Taylor Swift would play Zelda (fun fact: Zelda is actually the name of the girl, Link is the boy), but Link? Should it be the mean boy from Game of Thrones? Macaulay Culkin? Dane DeHaan? I honestly don’t know, that’s why I’m asking. Who should play him?!

Comments (28)

  2. Patton Oswalt would be a very good Link.

  3. I know a certain adorable, former cocaine-addicted birthday boy who has already played a Link on-screen, so he already responds to the name!

  4. Michael Shannon for Ganondorf

  5. Gilbert Gottfried for the voice of Navi.

  6. ME! because I was link one year for Halloween. Everyone kept calling me Zelda. And then some random dude yelled at me from a balcony to come to his party, but I told him I had a very important quest to go on. Also, my friend made me a sword.

  7. miley, probably.

  8. Just pick Orlando Bloom. I mean, what the hell else does he have coming up that isn’t elf-related?

  9. If this isn’t a Macaulay Culkin comeback vehicle, I don’t know what is. Or: Andy Serkis.

  10. I accidentally read that the hot sheriff from Once Upon a Time is short listed for that horrible Twilight fan fic movie and now I’m cranky. So let’s cast him for Link instead.

  11. steve buscemi

  12. “why isn’t there a Legend of Zelda movie?”

    Let me count the reasons:

    Super Mario Bros.
    Resident Evil 1 – 15
    Mortal Kombat
    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
    Street Fighter
    Tomb Raider
    Max Payne

    I could go on, but I wont.

  13. Story time! The very first thing I found using the internet was the Okarina of Time. It was hand made by a lady in Washington State. I forget how I even searched for it (there was not yet a Google or an Ebay!!!) but I had to call her to order it. It was (of course) for little Packy’s Link ensemble.

  14. Idris Elba

  15. He Hate Me

  16. I just started sobbing at how cute that baby is

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