Has ‘Detective Pikachu 2’ Caught Its Director?

A sequel to Legendary Leisure’s hybrid live-action-CG film Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is formally within the works, and Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel is reportedly in talks to direct. Whereas Oren Uziel (Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat, The Misplaced Metropolis) was reportedly writing the screenplay, which may be yesterday’s information; now, Chris Galletta (The Kings of Summer season) is supposedly penning the script. The sequel was initially reported even earlier than the primary movie hit theaters in Might 2019.

Directed by Rob Letterman, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) starred Ryan Reynolds because the titular character within the first-ever live-action film from Pokémon, one of many world’s hottest, multi-generation leisure properties and most profitable media franchises of all time. Visible results have been created by MPC (The Little Mermaid) and Framestore (High Gun: Maverick, Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Particular).

Additionally within the works from the whimsical Japanese model is Pokémon Concierge, a brand new stop-motion animated sequence from Dwarf Studios, which can observe the day by day lifetime of resort concierge Haru. A launch date has not but been introduced. For these on the lookout for further Pokémon content material, Indigo League, Journeys: The Sequence and Mewtwo Strikes Again may be streamed on Netflix now.

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