Detective Pikachu was one of the few video game movies that actually managed to be good. There was a real sense of wonder while watching all these live-action Pokemon appear on the screen. The only other film that’s ever made me feel that way is the Harry Potter franchise. Detective Pikachu released in 2019 and fans have been hoping for a sequel since then. Is there a sequel in the works? Well, Justice Smith speaks out on whether or not it is happening!
Justice Smith did an interview with Inverse to promote his newest work Generation. It was in that same interview that he talked a little bit about Detective Pikachu and what he has to say isn’t very hopeful. He doesn’t know whether or not a sequel will ever truly happen.
“I would love to participate in Detective Pikachu 2,” Smith said. “I don’t know if it’s going to happen.
Oof, that is not very hopeful, is it? He goes on to elaborate a little more, but it’s pretty much more of the same. Smith thinks that we should maybe keep our hope in check.
“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.”
What is even more strange about the whole thing is the fact that we were told a Detective Pikachu sequel was in the works. Since then, however, we haven’t heard anything about it. Is it possible that the Covid-19 pandemic delayed any announcements to be made in regards to the project? Or is it possible the project was canceled altogether?
For now, Smith isn’t hurting for work though. He has a ton of projects coming up and is Chester in Generations. He will soon appear in Jurassic World: Dominion and Dungeons & Dragons.