Have you been wanting to play as Zelda in a Zelda game apart from the upcoming Hyrule Warriors, then you may be in luck in the future as Eiji Aonuma has spoken about Zelda being the hero in the future, as well as this he also said more specifically about Link in the Zelda U trailer. This all comes from an interview with IGN and you can find the details of the interview below:
“One thing I have to say is, I never said that wasn’t Link. I said ‘No one ever said that was Link.’ Every game needs to have a protagonist. You have to have a main character, so we create one that is ultimately supposed to become the player. With each iteration of Zelda, we make this main character and it’s not as though this protagonist is not the same character all the time. It’s just a role within the game that the player occupies.”
“That’s something that I tell my designers when they create the character. Certainly, as part of a series, maybe people will think it’s the same main character but, ultimately, it’s the player character. It’s the person with the controller in their hands, if that makes sense. This kind of information can just exponentially grow, so I just wanted to make that clear.”
“I’m interested in seeing something like that (princess being a hero), but I think one of the charm points of this particular franchise is that fact that it’s called ‘Legend of Zelda’ but Zelda is not the main character. She’s not the protagonist. But if you ask me what that is, I don’t know. I can’t really explain it. Maybe if she’s the main character, then maybe the title needs to change.”
I like the fact that he says it would be an interesting idea but yes the title is called the Legend of Zelda so then it again does create some more thought I hope in the future that this idea is looked into even if it is only minor.