There are so many memorable Nintendo games that have lovable characters and exciting worlds. While most stories in these games are nothing to write home about, we have all established iconic memories with them, even if the protagonists don’t say a word. One of gaming’s most popular silent protagonists is Link from The Legend of Zelda. Now that he is getting a live-action movie, we wonder how this character will be written. With that in mind, who is the writer for The Legend of Zelda Movie?
Who is writing The Legend of Zelda Movie?
The writer for The Legend of Zelda Movie is Derek Connolly. Connolly is best known for writing the Jurassic World movies, but he also wrote on Kong: Skull Island and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. He is also set to write the movie adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. If you want to point towards a movie that many people say was written poorly, he did work on Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.
Outside of a couple of movies in there that didn’t turn out the greatest, we would say Connolly has a standard enough track record to handle The Legend of Zelda well. We particularly like that Nintendo got someone who has experience with video game movies like Detective Pikachu, which we loved. The fact that he is also working on Metal Gear Solid gives us a little more hope as well.
There are so many ways that The Legend of Zelda Movie’s characters could be handled wrong, but we are optimistic. Link can’t be silent the entire movie, but he is not mute in the games. He canonically does speak; it’s just very rarely. We would want him to be a mostly silent protagonist who only talks when it is important. Instead, we expect a companion character to be alongside him for the journey, like Navi or Midna. Of course, that is all speculation and theorizing. We won’t know the plan until it is announced in the future.