Legendary Already Working on 'Detective Pikachu' Sequel Film

We're still several months out from the theatrical release date for Legendary Pictures' upcoming live-action Pokemon film Detective Pikachu, and something about the process has encouraged the studio to start working on a sequel. Already.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Pictures has brought on 22 Jump Street's Oren Uziel to craft the script for a Detective Pikachu followup film. Uziel just completed Sony's Sonic The Hedgehog, as well as Men in Black International. Also ALSO, he's reportedly tackling Warner Bros. Supergirl script.

A young man joins forces with Detective Pikachu to unravel the mystery behind his father's disappearance. Chasing clues through the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo soon discover a devious plot that poses a threat to the Pokémon universe.

Detective Pikachu is set to hit theaters on May 10th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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