"Oh. That's a shame."

Remember that story about Netflix working on a live-action Zelda series? It got people pretty excited - and understandably so, given the popularity of the franchise.

However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has poured a big old bucket of disappointment over the whole venture by pointing out that the original source isn't actually reliable.

Speaking to Time, Iwata said:

As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.

Of course, those comments stopped short of saying the series isn't happening - just that the information is incorrect. What that could possibly mean is anyone's guess; perhaps it's not Netflix but another firm which is working on the series, or perhaps Zelda isn't the subject but one of Nintendo's other franchises? Or maybe the whole rumour was a big pile of Epona dung?

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Image credit: The one and only Zelda rap video, natch.

[source time.com]