A Detective Pikachu sequel is in the works at Legendary.
Detective Pikachu shocked the world with its hilarious first trailer and it showed that we have no idea what to expect with this live-action Pokemon movie. The trailer unveiled a different side to the Pokemon universe and it showed us what we could look forward to on film going forward. Although the film is months away from hitting theaters, a sequel is already in development and it even has a writer.
According to THR a Detective Pikachu sequel is already in the works at Legendary. Legendary has tapped Oren Uziel(22 Jump Street, Sonic the Hedgehog) to write the script. The studio is very confident in what they have with the first, so they’re trying to press ahead as quickly as possible. Nothing is known about the film or its sequel other than what we’ve seen in the trailers, but it looks like we may have a serious franchise on our hands.
Are you excited for Detective Pikachu getting a sequel so soon? Will you be at the theater when the live-action Pokemon film releases? Sound off in the comments section below!
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
Directed by Rob Letterman from a script co-written with Nicole Perlman, Pokémon: Detective Pikachustars Ryan Reynolds as the titular pocket monster, Justice Smith as Tim, Kathryn Newton as Lucy, and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as Lt. Yoshida.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu will be released in theaters on May 10, 2019.
Here’s What We Learned On The Set Of DC’s ‘Shazam!’ Movie
Shazam! I’m writing that because I’ve had to use all the powers of an ancient Egyptian wizard to contain my excitement and prevent me from telling you the things I’m about to tell you at this moment. Back in April, I got the invitation of a lifetime. Warner Brothers, New Line and DC began sending out invitations to the set of the Shazam! movie.
I was lucky enough to be one of the few journalists invited to the set of Shazam! and I have to say I saw some pretty fantastical things. This was Heroic Hollywood’s second set visit and my first time ever visiting a movie set, so as a movie fan, I was excited, and as a DC Comics fan, I was screaming internally.
This was my first time visiting Toronto and it came with such a cool stipulation. The other journalists and I arrived in Toronto on Wednesday, April 17, 2018. We got to enjoy the beautiful city on our first night there and then on Thursday morning, we were up bright and early to visit the set of the film.
It was cold day in Toronto and me and a bunch of other journalists made our way to Pinewood Studios to visit the set of the Shazam! movie. We were directed into this office where they showed us this terrific sizzle reel and told us almost everything about the movie. Now that the embargo has officially lifted, I can finally tell you almost everything we learned on set of Shazam.
There’s a bunch of cool things about Shazam! that you guys have yet to discover and I’m excited to dissect it for you in the following slideshow. Hit next as I reveal almost everything about my Heroic mission to the Shazam! set.