Pokémon: Detective Pikachu He gave the example of how a video game franchise can succeed in the cinema when things are done well. The feature film was well received by critics, while at the box office it remains one of the highest-grossing films based on games ($431 million dollars).
The above, of course, caused fans to confidently expect a sequel. However, almost four years after the premiere, we knew little or nothing about Pokémon: Detective Pikachu 2. It was a fact that Legendary Pictures had considered it thanks to the success of the first film, but the project did not show signs of life for a long time, until now.
According to information from Deadline, the aforementioned production company finally got to work to find a director. Surprisingly, it seems that in Legendary Pictures do not have the participation of Rob Lettermanwho did an excellent job with the first film.
Instead are trying to sign American Jonathan Krisel. It will probably be difficult for you to locate him because much of his work is dedicated to the world of television. He has been the director and producer of series such as portlandia, Kroll Show, Ghosted and Moonbase 8. On the big screen, he directed the short films The Red Roof Inn Chronicles, Rich Dicks and Ed Hardy Boyz: The Case of the Missing Sick Belt Buckle.
Therefore, Krisel could be about to embark on the biggest opportunity of her career. Pokemon is one of the biggest franchises in the world of entertainment and any setback, even the slightest, will always make too much noise. At the moment, according to the aforementioned media, Legendary continues to negotiate for Krisel to take the reins of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu 2.
One that is insured to get involved in the development of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu 2 is Chris Galletta, who will be in charge of writing the script. In the past he was a scriptwriter for The Kings of summer, Galveston and David Letterman’s late-night show.
If you enjoyed the first movie, you’re probably wondering: Will Ryan Reynolds return as the charismatic character? It’s not guaranteed yet, but it would be a surprise if the production company doesn’t manage to get their services back. Much of the initial interest generated by Pokémon: Detective Pikachu It was precisely because he knew that Reynolds gave his voice to Pikachu.
At the moment, pokemon companythe company that manages the franchise rights, is stepping on the accelerator to boost Pokemon beyond video games. Just in February, they announced The Pokemon Janitoran animated series stop motion Developed by Netflix. The platform will also make a second production of which no official details are yet known.
So that, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu 2 it will be part of the company’s efforts to continue to grow such a popular brand. Have no doubt that, as the year goes by, more information about the feature film will become known.