The Live-Action Pokémon Comedy Detective Pikachu will be back [Updates]

June 30, 2020 2:56 pm EDT 2:56 pm EDT

Live-action movies have become a phenomenon in the movie industry. So, when Disney was taking breaking records storm with live-action movies like Beauty and the Beast, Warner Brothers decide to bring to back to life everyone’s favorite childhood character-our lovable Pokémon Pikachu. The movie released in 2019 under the direction of Rob Letterman loosely based on the 2016 video game of the same name. Letterman also helped to develop the screenplay of the movie. The Pokemon franchise first launched in the mid-1990s, taking the children’s media by storm with its adorable characters and fun storytelling. Detective Pikachu was the first instance of the Pokemon franchise delving into the live-action realm.

Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Nicole Perlman, developed the movie in association with legendary pictures, The Pokémon Company, Toho, along with Warner Bros. Pictures as the distributor. Ryan Reynolds gave voice to Pikachu and gained positive reviews for his performance. Along with Reynolds, the movie cast Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, and Ken Watanabe.

The movie became the second-highest-grossing video game film adaptation and was one of the first Pokémon movies to have released worldwide.

The Sequel in the Making

Legendary Entertainment announced the development of a sequel in January 2019 before the first movie had released. Oren Uziel will be the screenwriter for the sequel. We also know that Justice Smith will be back as Tim Goodman. Ryan Reynolds will be back as Tim’s father, Harry Goodman. Pikachu will be back to his adorable ‘pika pika’ now that Ryan’s character is back.

We do not have an official release date as of now. According to reports, filming of the movie is complete and is currently in the post-production stage. It is expected that it might release before the end of the year 2020. The outbreak of a pandemic, however, might delay the release of the film.

This post was last modified on June 30, 2020 3:30 pm EDT 3:30 pm EDT

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