Illumination and Nintendo struck lots of gold this year with the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. So, it isn’t surprising that there has been lots of fans interested about what the future of Nintendo and Illumination’s plans are. The parties involved have previously suggested doing more movies, especially with other Nintendo IPs.
Well, it seems that is definitely going to be the case. It is being reported that Nintendo is teaming up with Universal Studios, not Illumination, for their next project and are close to finalizing a deal involving the production of a Legend of Zelda movie. There isn’t much in the way of details, but if a deal is almost finalized, then that may changed soon. Here’s what was said:
“I’m told that Universal is, in fact, closing a ‘big deal’ with the Nintendo corporation for The Legend of Zelda,” Sneider said on the latest episode of The Hot Mic podcast. “Zelda is looking like the next big Illumination-Nintendo franchise, which we were all sort of expecting. I’m told that is happening.”