Detective Pikachu 2: Sequel to Pokemon movie starring Ryan Reynolds already being written

Film studio Legendary has hired Oren Uziel, who worked on 22 Jump Street, to write the sequel

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 29 January 2019 10:12 GMT
Trailer for Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu may have not reached cinemas yet, but work on the sequel has already begun.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary – the studio behind the film – has hired Oren Uziel to scribe the second film in the Pokémon series.

Uziel has previously worked on the surprisingly funny 22 Jump Street, a sequel to 21 Jump Street, and has scripted the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film.

Detective Pikachu features voice work from Ryan Reynolds and caused a stir online last year when the trailer was released.

“I think we all knew I’d wind up as a miniature detective repeatedly saying the same two words,” Reynolds tweeted when the trailer was released. “Just didn’t think it’d be this soon.

Directed by Goosebumps helmer Rob Letterman, the film stars Justice Smith, Suki Waterhouse and Bill Nighy.

Detective Pikachu, which is mostly a live-action movie with the addition of animated Pokémons, is a joint American and Japanese production.

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