News of a live-action movie adaptation of the beloved video game franchise, The Legend of Zelda, has sent fans into a frenzy. While the project is still in its early stages, fans are already speculating about the perfect actor to portray the iconic hero, Link. And one name keeps cropping up: Walker Scobell.
The Emergence of Walker Scobell
Scobell, known for his role as a younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character in The Adam Project, is set to lead the cast as the titular demigod in the upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. His star is on the rise, and fans believe he possesses the right mix of abilities and appearance to bring Link to life on the big screen.
The Perfect Age and Look
On social media platforms like X, a consensus is forming around Scobell as the ideal choice for Link. One fan boldly states, “Walker Scobell or bust. He’s the perfect age right now to progress from young to adult Link over the course of the franchise. Looks the part. Is in the perfect spot career-wise. If this isn’t the casting choice, someone should eat a shoe.”
Scobell isn’t the only name in the mix. Fans have also suggested actors like Logan Lerman, Dylan O’Brien, Christian Convery, and Jacob Tremblay for the role of Link. As the fantasy casting continues, fans eagerly await news on who will don the iconic green tunic and wield the Master Sword.
Princess Zelda and Beyond
Of course, the speculation extends beyond Link. Fans are already debating who should play Princess Zelda, Ganon, and other beloved characters from the Legend of Zelda games. While a release date remains unannounced, the excitement surrounding this live-action adaptation is palpable.
The Director and Writer
While an official casting announcement is yet to come from Nintendo, the film already has a director and writer. Wes Ball, known for helming the Maze Runner films, is set to direct The Legend of Zelda movie. And Derek Connolly, the screenwriter behind Jurassic World, will pen the script.