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A Legend of Zelda movie might be in the works according to leaks

Fans of Legend of Zelda might be treated to a brand new movie!

As per recent reports that have surfaced online in the last few days, there is much speculation going around regarding the possibility of a brand new Legend of Zelda movie that will be inspired by the game from Nintendo it takes its name from. Although there have been no formal announcements made by the developing or filming studios that could be involved, long-time industry leak news posters Giant Freaking Robot reckons that the news is credible in their report.

What we know about the Legend of Zelda movie

According to sources, the movie will be an animated one and will explore the world and lore of the popular title Legend of Zelda. The movie according to them will be made by Illumination Entertainment, the very same studio which also spearheaded the creation of the Despicable Me franchise and the animated Super Mario movie. If that is the case, then we can at least vouch for the fact that the movie would not be subpar as the studio in question already has past experience working with video game adaptations.

Ever since the launch of the Zelda franchise with its first game way back in the year 1986 in Japan, the game has enjoyed massive success and ever-growing popularity today there are 19 games in the franchise with another one set to release this year.

Illumination Entertainment
Image via Illumination Entertainment

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has received massive critical acclaim and has set the stage for a film adaptation of the much-loved franchise. The Zelda franchise is known for its breathtaking visuals and simple setting which leaves no stone unturned in order to provide the best player experience.

Final thoughts

If the reports by Giant Freaking Robot are correct and the movie does indeed get announced sometime later, we still cannot do much except speculate about how it is going to be until then. The movie would be the first of its kind in the franchise and if the cards are played correctly, it could be an extensive success which will boost the marketability and the popularity of the franchise as a whole. But again, there is little to build expectations upon, given the scarcity of the report.

Have you played Legend of Zelda? Are you excited about a possible film set in the Zelda universe? Let us know in the comments below!

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