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Pokémon Detective Pikachu Sequel in the Works Despite Ryan Reynolds’ Return in Doubt After Massive Deadpool 3 Project With Hugh Jackman

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Sequel in the Works Despite Ryan Reynolds’ Return in Doubt After Massive Deadpool 3 Project With Hugh Jackman

Hold onto your Pokeballs, Trainers, because the world of Pokemon is about to get even more exciting! A sequel to the hit film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, is in the works. And while the return of Ryan Reynolds as the lovable Pikachu is in doubt, we have some exciting news on who might be taking over the director’s chair!

According to sources, Legendary Entertainment is negotiating with Jonathan Krisel to direct the live-action sequel based on the beloved Pokémon franchise. Krisel is best known for his work on Portlandia. He also co-created, directed, and wrote the FX series, Baskets.

The Success of Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

The original film was directed by Rob Letterman and grossed over $430 million worldwide, with Ryan Reynolds delivering a memorable performance as the titular character. While no official deals have been confirmed, sources from the project say that Reynolds may not be returning for the sequel due to scheduling conflicts.

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The Hollywood superstar is working on the highly anticipated Deadpool 3 project, which will feature a cameo from his friend and fellow actor, Hugh Jackman. But fear not, Trainers, because even without Ryan Reynolds, the sequel will surely be an exciting addition to the Pokémon cinematic universe.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Pokémon Detective Pikachu

For those unfamiliar with Pokémon, it is one of the most successful entertainment franchises in the world, with more than 440 million video games sold worldwide and billions of Pokémon TCG cards shipped.

The animated series has been licensed to broadcast in 177 countries, spanning 25 seasons, and it continues to attract new fans daily. With such a massive following, it’s no surprise that the first Pokémon live-action film was a box office hit, and fans eagerly anticipate the sequel.

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What Can Fans Expect From The Sequel?

Deadline’s Sources claim that Chris Galletta has been tapped to write the script for the sequel. Galletta is best known for his work on The Kings of Summer and is sure to bring a fresh perspective to the world of Pokémon.

One thing is for sure; the sequel will feature plenty of our favorite Pokémon characters. Fans of the franchise will be delighted to see their favorite creatures brought to life on the big screen once again. And with Krisel at the helm, we can expect plenty of humor and heart to be infused into the story.

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds

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Of course, the big question on everyone’s minds is whether or not Ryan Reynolds will return to reprise his role as Detective Pikachu. While it’s disappointing to hear that he may be unavailable due to scheduling conflicts, we do not doubt that the filmmakers will find a way to make Pokémon Detective Pikachu 2 as exciting and engaging as the first film.

Nonetheless, the world of Pokémon will continue to delight fans of all ages, whether through video games, trading cards, or the big screen. With a new director and a talented writer crafting the script, the sequel to Pokémon Detective Pikachu will surely be a must-see for fans of the franchise.

Source: Deadline

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.