Nintendo Reportedly Closing a Deal with Universal for Zelda Movie

Riding on the success of the Mario movie.

A new report has revealed that Nintendo is possibly really close to striking a deal with Universal for an upcoming Zelda movie.

After the huge success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it seems Nintendo is now looking for other IPs under its belt to be animated and turned into a film. One of the biggest franchises that Nintendo has is The Legend of Zelda and it seems there is a new report that claims a movie will be made based on it.

Zelda Movie in the Works?

This comes from veteran film reporter Jeff Sneider, who told The Hot Mic podcast that he was informed by his source that there are rumblings coming from Nintendo. It seems the company is now close to striking a deal with Universal and that this movie will be based on Zelda.

“From what I’m told, getting close to official, I’m told that Universal is in fact closing a quote ‘big deal’ with the Nintendo corporation for the Legend of Zelda.

“Zelda will be, is looking like the next big Illumination Nintendo franchise, which again, I think we were all sort of expecting, but I’m told that that is happening and it’s costing Universal a pretty penny because of the success of Super Mario, like Nintendo kind of knows it’s worth at this point, but yeah, I’m told that that is now going to be a reality.”

No Word on Which Specific Zelda Game

Sneider has not confirmed which of the Zelda titles will be the basis of the movie’s story, but it could be based on the first Zelda game.

Riding on Mario Film Success

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has already gained $1.3 billion at the global box office since its release in April 2023. It seems Nintendo intends to make more successful films based on its popular IPs, Zelda among them.