Pokemon Detective Pikachu is a 2019 urban fantasy mystery film directed Rob Letterman based on the Pokemon franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and serving as a loose adaptation of the 2016 video game of the same name, The film was produced by Legendary Pictures in association with Toho. It is the first live-action Pokemon film.
Filming took place from January to May 2018 in Colorado, England, and Scotland. Detective Pikachu was released in Japan on May 3, 2019, and in the United States on May 10, 2019, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD,3D, 4DX and ScreenX Formats.
It is the first Pokemon film to be distributed theatrically in the United States by Warner Bros.The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics, with praise for the visual effects, creature designs, and Reynolds’s performance. With a worldwide gross of over $433 million, it is the second-highest-grossing video game film adaptation of all time.
There is no official release date has been declared for Detective Pikachu 2, but the filming of a sequel was announced in January 2019, before the release of the film.
We can assume that Justice Smith will be back as Tim Goodman and Ryan Reynolds will be back too, only not voicing Detective Pikachu, but playing Tim’s father, Harry Goodman.
The end of the first movie revealed that the reason Tim could hear Detective Pikachu was that Mewtwo had transferred Harry’s consciousness into the Pokemon to save him.
With the danger gone, Mewtwo restored Harry to his human form and Pikachu is back on the adorable “pika, pika” dialogue. Other recasting members include Kathryn Newton as Lucy Stevens, a journalist who helps out on the case, and Ken Watanabe as Harry Goodman’s friend Detective Yoshida.
We don’t really know what form the sequel will take, but we think it’ll be very different from the first.
Harry has been restored, so the sequel could see Tim and Harry solve crimes together, while Pikachu and the other Pokemon remain voiceless. But that would rob the sequel of what makes the first movie such a joy. Could it be a spin-off set in the wider world of Ryme City? We can’t think of it at this moment.
There is no formal announcement for the official trailer, so we are waiting for it too, will be very excited to watch the sequel of this movie. Stay connected for upcoming updates.