Detective Pikachu Movie Sequel Already Has A Writer
Looks like we have two Detective Pikachu movies to look forward to.
Detective Pikachu already has a sequel in the works. This announcement is fairly surprising, as the first movie hasn't even released yet.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary has hired Oren Uziel to helm the script for the sequel. Uziel is known for his work on 22 Jump Street and The Cloverfield Paradox. His name has also been seen on a future Supergirl film planned for Warner Bros., as well as the upcoming movies Sonic the Hedgehog and Men in Black International. Uziel has not yet revealed what he has planned for the Detective Pikachu sequel.
Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as the coffee-drinking, mystery-solving, yellow Pokemon. The movie focuses on a boy, named Tim, who teams up with a Pikachu to track down his father after he mysteriously disappears. Tim's ability to understand the Pikachu makes them the perfect pair, but their clashing personalities lead to many hilarious hijinks.
The cast also includes Justice Smith (who plays Tim), Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy. Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman, who previously helmed Goosebumps, Captain Underpants, and Shark Tale. The movie hits theaters on May 10, 2019.
The Detective Pikachu movie is loosely based on the 3DS video game of the same name. In our Detective Pikachu review, Kallie Plagge gave the game a 7/10, writing, "There's not much variety to the way you solve cases; the story follows a standard detective formula, and as long as you're thorough, you won't have too much trouble connecting the dots. But [Detective Pikachu is] full of heart, and its silly characters and intentionally campy tone are what make it fun."