At this point, it’s anyone’s guess if Tom Holland will actually join “The Legend of Zelda” cast as Link. While he might do a decent enough job in the role, it’s genuinely pretty funny to see the reaction that his fan casting has manifested online. “Tom Holland’s entire career has been building towards this moment. It HAS to be him,” wrote X user @CS11__ at the possibility of Holland joining the video game franchise. Over on the r/Nintendo subreddit, some voiced their concerns about how a potential Holland casting would impact the film, which has virtually nothing else confirmed about it just yet. “Please don’t cast Tom Holland and make Link a quirky archetype,” shared user u/backlogmedia. “Would be amazing if they wrote around him not talking, but I know they won’t.”
What sort of validates the reaction is how Sony Pictures Entertainment is partially responsible for the upcoming “Legend of Zelda” film. Holland has become a sort of poster child for the studio, headlining both their “Spider-Man” films and the recent live-action adaptation of “Uncharted,” another popular video game. He’s even set to star in the studio’s Fred Astaire biopic. Beyond that, the “Zelda” film is set to be produced by Avi Arad, who has worked extensively with Sony Pictures on the “Spider-Man” films. Oh, he also produced the “Uncharted” film, so there’s that.
All of these specific coincidences lining up didn’t escape fans. “You should just brace yourself for the Tom Holland as Link announcement,” warned X user @Th3Alexmana. “Avi Arad is a textbook Holland-pilled individual.” Well, that’s quite ominous, isn’t it?
“The Legend of Zelda” hasn’t been dated and only time will tell if Holland is roped in as Link.