If you think “Portlandia” is the bee’s knees, then you’re going to be excited by the latest news. Johnathan Krisel is apparently in talks with Warner Bros. Pictures to direct “Pokémon Detective Pikachu 2.”
Krisel co-created, wrote, and executive produced “Portlandia.” He also co-created, wrote, and executive produced Zach Galifianakis series “Baskets” for FX. With a good amount of comedy writing under his belt, we’re certain he’d make “Detective Pikachu 2″ that same kind of quirky and weird that we’ve grown to love.
So far there are no details on what the second film will be about, or if it will have any repeat players on the acting front.
The first film was directed by Rob Letterman, and starred Ryan Reynolds as the electric type Pokémon, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, and Kathryn Newton. It was the first of two live-action films based on popular video games that released in 2019, the other being “Sonic The Hedgehog.” “Detective Pikachu” grossed more than $430 million worldwide. Those who are fans of the original (and of course Ryan Reynolds) are hoping to see more Reynolds in the upcoming sequel. Though the first movie did wrap up that story quite nicely.
There is no official release date for “Detective Pikachu 2,” but we’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news.