Pokemon Detective Pikachu Sequel Director, Staff Revealed

Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel to direct the Pokemon Detective Pikachu sequel.

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu

Fans have been eagerly waiting for the sequel of Detective Pikachu, and now, we finally have some updates about the movie.

Legendary Entertainment has hired Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel to direct the Pokemon Detective Pikachu sequel.

Jonathan Krisel

Chris Galletta (The Kings of Summer) is set to be the screenplay writer.

Legendary Entertainment and The Pokemon Company have not yet announced what new characters or video game premises might be used for the sequel.

The first Pokémon Detective Pikachu film premiered on May 10, 2019, with Rob Letterman at the helm and featuring a cast with Justice Smith in the lead alongside Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu’

Crunchyroll describes the anime film as:

When ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his son Tim (Justice Smith) embarks on a journey to find out what happened.

Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth.

Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery.

Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world— they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

Source: Deadline