Captain Marvel star Brie Larson is in discussion with Nintendo for the role of Princess Zelda in the live-action Legend of Zelda production, a new report stated.
Nintendo reportedly plans to produce a Legend of the Zelda live-action either on the big screen or as a Netflix series. Larson has reportedly informed the video gaming company of her interest in playing the iconic character.
According to We Got This Covered, Larson is a big fan of video gaming and has been sharing her obsession with playing games on her personal YouTube channel. The actress loves playing several wholesome games on her Nintendo Switch, such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the Super Mario Bros brand but she also gets a kick out of playing Fortnite online.
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Zelda live-action in development rumors
Rumors of a Legend of Zelda live-action project first came to light in 2015 after the Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo and Netflix are collaborating on a Game of Thrones type of show for a “family audience.” Nintendo, however, denied the story, and nothing concrete about the production have come out since.
Five years later, new rumors surfaced that the live-action production is back in contention. Nintendo wants a big-screen release for 2022, but a Netflix alternative is also not far off.
According to What’s On Netflix, a Legend of Zelda animated series is also in consideration with Netflix targeting a three-season release. The first season will cover The Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. Season 2 will consist of Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening and A Link Between Worlds. The final season will cover Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks.
Larson back for Captain Marvel 2
Meanwhile, Larson will have a pretty busy schedule in the next few months as Captain Marvel 2 begins filming. According to Murphy’s Multiverse, the cast and crew are heading to the U.K. with director Nia DaCosta at the helm of the production.
Details to the sequel are kept under wraps. Reports cited, however, that the new movie will shift from the 1990s setting to the present day. Sources said that Captain Marvel 2 would draw stories from the comic book’s Secret Invasion storyline. Skrull sleeper cells on Earth will be activated to take control of the planet.
Marvel set Captain Marvel 2 for a summer 2022 release. This means that Larson won’t be able to work on a Legend of Zelda live-action project until then.
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