In 2023, Nintendo experienced first-hand success in the film industry with Super Mario Bros. The Movie. With this in mind, it's not surprising that they are already making preparations to bring another of their most important franchises to the big screen: The Legend of Zelda. Pending more information, the community has one big question: which actors will play the lead roles?
On November 7th, Nintendo announced that a live-action movie of the saga is in development. Details are scarce, but we already know that Shigeru Miyamoto and Avi Arad will be producers, while the direction will be handled by filmmaker Wes Ball.
Because the Japanese company did not reveal information about the cast, fans turned to social media to share the names of Hollywood stars they would like to see in the adaptation. These comments reached the ears of an actress.
Hunter Schafer would like to play Zelda in The Legend of Zelda movie
In the sea of suggestions, one name stands out: Hunter Schafer, an actress who participated in the series Euphoria and will soon be seen on the big screen with the release of The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Fans insist that this young celebrity would be perfect for the role of Zelda.
These messages did not go unnoticed. During the premiere in London of the upcoming installment of The Hunger Games, Hunter Schafer suggested that she would like to play the Nintendo character in the live-action film of The Legend of Zelda.
"That would be great. Personally, I love the game. I played it as a child and still play it. Who knows! That would be great," said the young actress.
These statements will not surprise many. This is because Hunter Schafer had already expressed her interest in being part of a potential adaptation of Nintendo's video game. In an interview with ET in 2022, she was asked if she knew that many fans wanted her for the role. She replied that she was unaware and expressed excitement about the possibility.
"I mean, yes, that would be great. I played that video game a lot as a child. It's a really good game," said the star of Euphoria and The Hunger Games.
Although Hunter Schafer is not yet confirmed for the role, the fact that she believes it would be great to participate in the adaptation was enough to excite fans.
Nintendo, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Arad Productions are likely to provide more information about the cast in the coming months. Meanwhile, fans have shared lists of actors they would like to see.
But tell us, do you think Hunter Schafer is the best choice for Zelda? Let us hear from you in the comments.