A sequel for Detective Pikachu was announced months before the first film released. Here's what to expect from the sequel.
The future always seemed bright for the cuddly Detective Pikachu even before the film landed on theaters.
The idea of the Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds voicing the yellow furry Pikachu was a major hit.
The live-action film based on the enormous video game managed to gross more than $433 Million worldwide after its release last year.
Deciding to come up with a sequel is a no brainer.
Fans of Detective Pikachu are in luck as the sequel for the beloved flick is already underway!
Here's all you need to know about Detective Pikachu 2.
Following the events of the first film, Detective Pikachu 2, will be a lot different.
Of course, we're still expecting to see Ryan Reynolds back. However, this time he'll no longer be just the voice behind Pikachu but as Tim's father, Harry Goodman.
Towards the end of Detective Pikachu, it was revealed that the reason Tim could hear Pikachu talk was because Mewtwo transferred Harry's consciousness into Pikachu to save him.
Now that everything's back in order, Mewtwo returned Harry to his human form while Pikachu's back to his cute "Pika-pika" dialogue.
We're expecting to see Harry and Tim continue to solve crimes together in Ryme City.
There is still no official release date for the sequel as of the moment. Detective Pikachu released on 10 May 2019 in the US.
The sequel was announced even months before the film hit the theaters. Legendary Pictures announced on January 25 last year that they're hiring Oren Uziel to pen the script for the sequel.
Unfortunately, there are still no recent updates on the status of the sequel.
In February 2020, lead star Justice Smith revealed to ComingSoon that he hadn't received any word regarding the follow up yet. Then the lockdowns brought by the Coronavirus pandemic came a month later, so further delays are already expected.
However, Digital Spy reported in 2019 that Warner Brothers has two release slots scheduled for untitled films on December 25, 2020, and February 2, 2021. It's worth keeping an eye for.
None has been confirmed yet, but we're expecting to see Justice Smith return as Tim Goodman and Ryan Reynolds as his father, Harry Goodman.
Other cast members we're expecting to reprise their roles are Ken Watanabe as Harry's friend, Detective Yoshida, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy Stevens, the journalist who helped them on the case.
We still don't have an official release date yet, so we're still uncertain about when the sequel's trailer is dropping. One thing's for sure though, fans will have to wait for a while before getting a sneak peek of the sequel. For now, enjoy the first film's official trailer while waiting.