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Detective Pikachu is coming back, and he hasn’t even left yet

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A sequel is already in development from the co-writer of 22 Jump Street

Detective Pikachu - Pikachu looking at Mr. Mime
Pikachu, I choose you ... for a sequel.
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Four months before Detective Pikachu even hits theaters, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Legendary Pictures is getting to work on putting together a sequel.

Legendary has hired Oren Uziel (who also co-wrote 22 Jump Street and the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie) to write the script. That’s all there is to know about the second Detective Pikachu vehicle as of yet, though it’s probably safe to assume that everyone’s favorite law-aligned Pokémon won’t kick the bucket in his first film.

And if that’s not enough big-screen Pokémon for you, Legendary is reportedly also developing a spinoff centered on Mewtwo, and adapting Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, which is due in theaters on May 10, stars Ryan Reynolds (who, presumably, will be returning for the sequel) as the voice of the title character. Justice Smith plays Pokémon trainer Tim Goodman, whose father (and former police partner to Pikachu) goes missing.