Pokemon: Detective Pikachu 2 Could Nonetheless Be within the Works

It seems the potential sequel to Pokemon: Detective Pikachu should still be within the works.

The sequel was formally introduced in 2019 months earlier than Detective Pikachu even hit theaters, with Oren Uziel hooked up to write down the script. Nonetheless, there have been no updates that signaled constructive improvement after that, with star Justice Smith saying in a 2021 interview, “I believe we have now to only sort of bury our hopes. I don’t suppose it’s going to occur.”

Properly, possibly it’s time to dig up these hopes. A spokesperson for Legendary, the studio behind Detective Pikachu, instructed Polygon {that a} sequel remains to be in “lively improvement.” When reached by IGN, a Legendary spokesperson stated they “can solely affirm that we’re in lively improvement as was reported by Polygon,” however shared no additional particulars.

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Detective Pikachu writers Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez beforehand steered to Polygon that they weren’t concerned with the sequel, including that the state of affairs was “difficult” with “a whole lot of large studio, company Pokémon rights issues that we’re not aware about.”

“It’s an ongoing dialog that’s nonetheless not over to at the present time,” Samit stated.

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, additionally starring Ryan Reynolds because the voice of the titular electrical mouse, pulled in strong field workplace outcomes with $433 million worldwide. In his 8/10 assessment for IGN, Joshua Yehl wrote, “whereas online game films haven’t had the most effective monitor file, this film is by and much the most effective instance of do one proper.”

Alex Stedman is a Information Editor for IGN, overseeing leisure reporting. When she’s not writing or enhancing, you will discover her studying fantasy novels or enjoying Dungeons & Dragons.