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Warner Bros. Developing Sequel for ‘Detective Pikachu’

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and ‘Jump Street 22’ writer Oren Uziel tapped to write the screenplay.

Ryan Reynolds voices Detective Pikachu in Legendary Entertainment’s ‘Detective Pikachu,’ arriving is U.S. theaters from Warner Bros. Pictures on May 10.

Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a sequel to Legendary Entertainment’s hybrid live-action-CG movie, Detective Pikachu.

Variety reports that Oren Uziel has been hired to write the screenplay for the sequel. Uziel most recently worked on the script for Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog, and his past credits include writing and directing Shimmer Lake, as well as writing the screenplays for The Cloverfield Paradox and 22 Jump Street.

Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand -- one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time. The film arrives in the U.S. on May 10.

Directed by Rob Letterman, the Detective Pikachu creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (The Phantom of the Opera, Gladiator), production designer Nigel Phelps (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (Gravity). Visual effects are by MPC (Wonder Woman) and Framestore (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).

Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird, TV’s Big Little Lies) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Godzilla, The Last Samurai) as Lt. Yoshida.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.