A Detective Pikachu film sequel isn’t likely according to star Justice Smith, but he would ‘love to participate’

The game series is still floating around too

Detective Pikachu is a really strange subseries for The Pokemon Company. Beginning life as a 3DS game, it spun off into a film that did fairly well, and it even got a giant amiibo! It’s on their radar to an extent, but only just.

Is there room for a film sequel? Speaking to Inverse, star Justice Smith (who plays Tim Goodman) doesn’t think it’s going to happen, though he is game if it does.

Here’s the full quote:

“I would love to participate in Detective Pikachu 2. I don’t know if it’s going to happen. I think we have to just kind of bury our hopes. I don’t think it’s going to happen. I really hope so though. Honestly, I’m such a huge fan, who knows, who knows? I hope so.”

I wonder if that’s how the studio for the first game, Creatures, feels. Based on the hype of the film, a game sequel for Switch was revealed in 2019, but we haven’t heard anything about it since. Unlike the film the games never actually had a conclusion or a complete story, so it’s far more imperative than a movie sequel. That said, I’d love to see a live-action Pokemon with the same spirit as Detective Pikachu, with a tighter script.

Justice Smith on defining a generation and Detective Pikachu 2 [Inverse]

Chris Carter
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