Netflix has been creating some great shows and has gotten the exclusive for some great upcoming ones, including the awesome deal with Marvel. Looks like Netflix could be going after another high profile name: The Legend of Zelda. The incredibly popular Nintendo series made the leap to the small screen with an animated version, but we’ve never seen a live-action Legend of Zelda adaptation.
The Wall Street Journal reported the intriguing Netflix Nintendo team up, and I know I’m definitely hoping the rumors are accurate. The Legend of Zelda series is fantastic and Ocarina of Time is still one of my favorite games. With so many awesome fantasy properties out there (The Hobbit, Game of Thrones), this makes perfect sense. Link has become an iconic character over the years. It will definitely be a challenge to bring him to life, but if they do it right then it could be great. I’ve seen some amazing cosplayers that look like they stepped straight out of the video game (Li Kovacs, for example, has done great Link and Zelda cosplay and has even been hired professionally by Nintendo for events), so I know it’s possible to get the look right. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Legend of Zelda show will be “Game of Thrones for a family audience.”
For a little fan casting, I think Thomas Brodie-Sangster could be a great fit for our hero of time. Give him the Master Sword and it’s perfect! He already has fantasy experience from his work on Game of Thrones. Who would you like to see playing Link?
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