Alright, let’s do this. The Detective Pikachu movie has finally been scheduled for release by the folks at Legendary Entertainment. This announcement marks the estimated date of release of the very first Pokémon live action film ever.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has set May 10, 2019 as the day the movie will be released. Now, if that isn’t surprising enough, you should also know that the person voicing the main character is none other than Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds.
Besides Mr. Ryan, we’ll also see appearances from Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies). Both of them are going to be accompanying Detective Pikachu on the lead role based on the popular spin-off franchise.
Alright, so what is going to be the premise of the film? Well, the lead human character performed by Justice Smith will be allied with Detective Pikachu to find his kidnapped father. On the way, they will find a journalist played by Kathryn Newton, which will also join the search.
Now, what’s a bit alarming about this news is that the production of the movie will begin during spring of this year. The alarming bit comes from the fact that this is just one year of development for the film. However, I am not going to be very adamant about this since CG development has improved a lot.
At the moment, there haven’t been any more details regarding this project from Legendary Entertainment. With that said, the head-honchos behind the project will be Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) as a Director, Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) as lead writer alongside Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Legendary Entertainment is known as the movie studio responsible for Warcraft the movie. Meanwhile, the distribution will be handled by Universal on America and Toho in Japan respectively.