It is known that the sequel to Detective Pikacu is already in development.
Detective Pikachu: Official Movie Poster
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Years have passed since what many doubted was possible one day happened, but with the premiere of Detective Pikachu it was shown that It was possible to make a live-action adaptation of Pokémon without this being a disaster, resulting in the same (in the absence of what the Mario tape does) in one of the highest grossing films in history based on a video game and occupying second place in the ranking, second only to warcraft.
Given this, it must be said that despite the fact that we still do not see the sequel to Detective Pikachu, everything seems to indicate that Netflix would be the new home of the IPsince after the confirmation that they would have a stop-motion program in the last Pokémon Presents, now everything indicates that there will be a live-action series which could already have a date for the start of its production.
Netflix will wait for the end of Stranger Things to start this Pokémon project on its platform
Under this same premise, and knowing that in July 2021 it was already commented that there were plans to bring a live-action Pokémon series to Netflixwe have been able to see through various reports that the platform will wait for Stranger Things to end to start pre-production of this new series, which, despite the fact that nothing has been said about the style it will have, is quite likely to emulate the success of Detective Pikachu released in 2019.
It should be noted that this association should not surprise anyone, since, after all, Netflix is the platform on which several Pokémon series are availableeither that of Pokémon Travel, where the chapters are uploaded in Spanish, as well as the original season that showed us Ash traveling through Kanto in his goal of winning the Indigo League.
Now, if we turn to the insiders, it must be said that in this case the user known as Kristian Harloff on Twitter has shared information that should be taken with tweezerssince it is not confirmed at all, but according to this character the series would tell the story of Ash and Pikachu, this being the reason why the anime would have ended the adventures of the Pallet Town coach. You can take a look at the tweet below:
Things I am hearing: Netflix is weighing going from development to pre-production on a live action Pokemon series. It’s set to be their next flagship after Stranger Things. This is also why Ash’s story in the anime came to an end.
— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) April 7, 2023
Ash and Pikachu could be the protagonists of the new Pokémon series on Netflix
It should be noted that this should be taken with tweezers, since although Ash and Pikachu could have a main role in this series, the reality is that the japanese public is not like the western one, so launching a live-action adaptation of an anime might not be as well accepted as many think. In fact, Death Note is proof of this.
Be that as it may, we are waiting for new information to be confirmed about this new project, in which we could see pokemon battles, this being the great debt that the Detective Pikachu movie left us. Of course, it is better to keep expectations calm in view of what Netflix is like when it comes to adapting other products and franchises, one of the clearest cases being that of The Witcher 3.
For the rest, it only remains to emphasize that if you want to see video game content in other media, the Super Mario Bros. movie is a good example of thisbeing recommended that you do not get up from your seats when the tape ends in view of the fact that there are two post-credit scenes that give clues about the future of the franchise in the cinema.
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