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

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.


Pokemon Red as a movie sounds like a great spectacle film. I’m imagining a movie like Pacific Rim or Godzilla, but with Pokemon battling instead of giants.

Well, in some cases just Giant Pokemon.

If it’s anything like the OVA but live action, I’ll be all over that.

Legendary is reportedly also developing a spinoff centered on Mewtwo, and adapting Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue.

Starting work on a sequel to Detective Pikachu would just have me believing they really believe in the movie that was made, but the addition of 2 other pokemon movies just makes me believe they’re trying to shove as much in before the Pokemon crazy dies down again and I kinda lost all faith in any of them being good

This sounds like a big mistake… Pretty sure the novelty will wear off after this film.

Yeah, most things Pokemon lose their novelty after one thing, and are then never iterated upon. /s

A sequel already sounds like there might be a Detective Pikachu 2 announcement soon.

Don’t all studios do this? The Dark Universe, whatever the hell Amazing Spider-Man was doing, Venom. If they have a franchise then they’ll jump the gun and start planning for what’s next. Then if it fails they just drop it and move on. A Pokemon movie is a license to print money so there’s no way it isn’t going to make a profit.

Guess I’m down for a Pokemon Cinematic Universe (Non-Anime Division).

i’ll only support an adaptation of red and blue if it centers around red and blue slowburn friends to rivals to friends to boyfriends. they’ll do it if they aren’t cowards

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