Get ready for a surge of cuteness that'll make your day!
Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda remains one of the most popular video game franchises, with its most recent release back in 2017, and it's just been extended to the film industry. In fact, Sony Pictures has just announced that it's working on a big screen adaptation of the beloved fantasy story.
Naturally, many people are wondering who will play the central character of the story, the young and brave Link. Here are a few suggestions.
The star of Netflix's top teen romance drama Heartstopper, this actor simply embodies Link's grace and youth. He may be a little too tall for the role, but when was that a problem in the industry?
Ultimately, William Gao is a talented actor whose performance as Link could not be less than commendable.
The actor behind Spider from Avatar: The Way of the Water wowed audiences with his electrifying performance. Having portrayed the adventurous and spirited character, Jack Champion has plenty of experience to deliver a convincing Link. He's also young enough to fit the role perfectly.
At twenty-eight years old, he may be too old for the role, but this actor has proven himself capable of portraying young and energetic characters. Smith's resume includes this year's big-screen adaptations of the famed board game Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and the video game Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.
In other words, if there's one actor who knows how to flesh out a video game character, it's Justice Smith.
This young Canadian actor may have been off the radar lately, doing mostly voice work (Luca in Luca, Flounder in The Little Mermaid, and Robin in Harley Quinn), but he's definitely no newcomer to the film industry. Having been in the business since the age of seven, Tremblay has the experience and energy to portray the beloved video game character.
Another young actor on the list, this fourteen-year-old has already starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Adam Project and is currently leading Disney +'s upcoming adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Walker has also proven that he has the talent to portray virtuous and courageous characters like Link. Most importantly, he simply looks the part.
While a little too mature to play Link, Jacob Elordi, who plays Elvis in Sofia Coppola's recent Priscilla, is an undeniable star who would adorn the big screen adaptation of the Nintendo game. Given that he turned down the role of Batman saying it was too dark, he would definitely appreciate the lightness of The Legend of Zelda.
The star of several Prime Video productions, this actor resurfaced this summer after his brilliant performance in Red, White & Royal Blue. Though he's a little too old to play Link, Nicholas has all the charm the role requires.