Detective Pikachu 2 still in development from Legendary Entertainment

It’s been almost four years Pokemon: Detective Pikachu released in theaters. The film was a critical and commercial success, and a sequel was soon announced by Legendary Entertainment shortly after the film’s debut. Sadly, no additional information has emerged on the project in recent years, and star Justice Smith didn’t seem too optimistic about it in 2021. However, it looks like Legendary may not be done with the electric mouse detective just yet! In a statement to Polygona studio representative revealed that the sequel is still “in active development,” though no additional details were provided.

While many fans expected the first live-action Pokemon movie to focus on the games from the main series, or adapt Ash Ketchum’s adventures, Legendary instead went in a completely different direction! Pokemon: Detective Pikachu loosely adapted the events of a 3DS spin-off game instead. While it was an odd choice, the filmmakers did a great job bringing Pokemon to life on the big screen. The movie received acclaim for the fidelity of the movie’s Pokemon, with fans begging for a sequel for years.

Interestingly enough, a second Detective Pikachu video game was announced for the Nintendo Switch shortly after the film’s release. The 3DS game ended on a cliffhanger, with Tim Goodman still searching for his missing father. In the film, Tim’s father is revealed to have been paired with Detective Pikachu thanks to Mewtwo, but The Pokemon Company has stated that the game’s conclusion will play out differently. Ironically, information about Detective Pikachu 2 for Nintendo Switch has also dried up, leading many fans to assume it has been cancelled. The Pokemon Company has stated that the game is still in the works, but no images or screenshots have been released.

After all this time, it would be really great to see Detective Pikachu sequels in theaters and on Nintendo Switch, but until we have something concrete, fans should keep tempering their expectations!

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