Zelda producer says he’s ‘for sure’ interested in a Zelda movie or TV show
But Aonuma says the decision isn’t up to him
The producer of The Legend of Zelda series has said he’s keen to see a Zelda movie or TV show in the future.
In an interview with Polygon about the recently released The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, long-time series producer Eiji Aonuma was asked if the success of The Super Mario Bros Movie had him excited about the prospect of a Zelda adaptation.
“I have to say, I am interested,” Aonuma replied. “For sure.
“But it’s not just me being interested in something that makes things happen, unfortunately.”
Tears of the Kingdom director Hidemaro Fujibayashi then added that “maybe the voice of the fans is what’s important here,” implying that public support for such a project may increase its chances of happening.
The Super Mario Bros Movie currently stands at a worldwide gross of $1.2 billion, according to Box Office Mojo.
The film was released in most regions on April 5, but didn’t release in Japan until April 28.
In Japan, the film grossed $13.5 million in its first weekend, which then rose to $18.3 million in its second weekend. The latter was the second-best second weekend gross in Japanese box office history.
Following years of delays, the highly anticipated Switch sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released on May 12.
VGC’s The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom review calls the title “easily one of the very best games on Nintendo Switch”.
Other critics have heaped praise on the game in their write-ups too, with most agreeing it’s a worthy sequel to one of the generation’s best games and one of the long-running franchise’s high points.
The game, which at the time of writing has a score of 96 on Metacritic, has comfortably been the biggest boxed UK game release in 2023 so far, selling 54% higher than Hogwarts Legacy.