Detective Pikachu Sequel Officially In The Works At Legendary


If you’ve been keeping up to date with video game film adaptations, then there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Detective Pikachu. This joint venture between Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon Company is a first for the ever-popular franchise, which has already seen plenty of animated movies modeled after the long-running TV show.

The film follows Tim Goodman, a former Pokémon trainer who teams up with a mysterious, talking Pikachu in order to solve the disappearance of his father. Combining real-life actors and plenty of CGI creatures, Detective Pikachu‘s more grounded take on the franchise released to generally positive reviews. While critics took issue with the overall plot and characters – a sentiment shared by our very own Mike Lee – it seems nearly everyone has nothing but good things to say when it comes to the Pokémon themselves, which range from absolutely adorable to downright creepy (yes, we’re talking about you, Ditto). And of course, who could forget Ryan Reynolds’ performance as the titular private eye, which is, without a doubt, the highlight of the movie.

Even though it’s yet to achieve widespread box office success – the film is just shy of $180 million – it comes as no surprise that Legendary Pictures is already moving forward with a second movie. As reported by, the studio’s looking to develop a cinematic world for the franchise (not unlike the MCU), and while they’ve yet to officially comment on the follow-up, recent reports indicated that 22 Jump Street and Sonic the Hedgehog scribe Oren Uziel will be writing the sequel.

Needless to say, a few of We Got This Covered’s resident Detective Pikachu fans can’t wait to see what Legendary Pictures comes up with, though we certainly wouldn’t mind a less convoluted plot the second time around.