ComicBook.com reports Legendary is developing a sequel to Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.
Detective Pikachu was the first live-action Pokemon film in the franchise’s 20-plus year history and fans are hoping it could lead to a greater cinematic universe. Now, Legendary is reportedly working on a sequel to Detective Pikachu, though the project is said to be in the early stages of development. The outlet reports multiple sources have informed them Legendary is moving forward with a Detective Pikachu sequel before expanding their live-action Pokemon film franchise.
A release date for a Detective Pikachu has not been set.
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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 he co-wrote with Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit, Derek Connolly, and Nicole Perlman, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular pocket monster, Justice Smith as Tim, Kathryn Newton as Lucy, and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as Lt. Yoshida.
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu will be released in theaters on May 10, 2019.