The Detective Pikachu movie is underway: according to ScreenRant, a press release from Legendary Pictures/Universal Studios states the movie has begun filming in London, and will be on-track for its May 2019 release. As reported previously, Ryan Reynolds will be playing the titular Detective Pikachu, and is joined by Justice Smith as a character searching for his father, Kathryn Newton as a sassy reporter, and Ken Watanabe in an unknown role. The film will be directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps), and is written by Letterman and Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman.
It was also announced earlier this month the original Detective Pikachu game is not only finally being localized for a March 23rd release, but will be released alongside a giant Detective Pikachu amiibo. The localized release will not only be physical, but is said to be an enhanced version of the original, which was only the first episode.
Will the film be any good? Who knows, but ScreenRant makes a good point: if the film makes bank, does that mean more Pokémon movies will follow? I don’t think I’m ready for that gritty reboot of the famous anime just yet…
Do you think we’re in for some dark times with the Detective Pikachu movie, or will it be a faithful adaption? Let us know in the comments below!