Legendary has officially announced the director for the upcoming sequel to the 2019 film Pokemon Detective Pikachu. The film was a massive success, grossing over $433 million worldwide, and the sequel has been highly anticipated by fans of the franchise.
According to Deadline, the director of the new film will be Jonathan Krisel, a writer, director, and executive producer best known for his work on the television series Portlandia. Krisel has also directed episodes of hit TV shows such as Baskets.
Krisel’s work on Portlandia showcased his ability to balance humor and heart, which will be a valuable asset when directing the upcoming Pokemon Detective Pikachu sequel. The first film was praised for its ability to bring the world of Pokemon to life visually stunningly, and Krisel’s experience in comedy will add a new level of depth to the franchise.
The first Pokemon Detective Pikachu film followed the story of Tim Goodman, a young man who teams up with a talking Pikachu to solve the mystery of his missing father. The sequel is expected to pick up where the first film left off, with Ryan Reynolds possibly returning as the voice of Pikachu.
The film will be produced by Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, and Hidenaga Katakami, with Joe Roth, Tsunekazu Ishihara, and Kenji Okubo serving as executive producers.
We can’t wait to see how Pokemon Detective Pikachu 2 turns out.
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