Even though Detective Pikachu is over three months away from opening in theaters everywhere, Legendary Entertainment has already begun to move forward on a sequel with one of the writers of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog live-action film.
Oren Uziel, who had previously co-written Sonic the Hedgehog as well as Men in Black International and 22 Jump Street, has signed on to write a screenplay for the planned sequel. Uziel is also reportedly working on a planned Supergirl DCEU film for Warner Bros., who are distributing Detective Pikachu.
Rumors had arisen last week that both Legendary and Warner Bros. were interested in beginning development on a sequel to the live-action Pokemon film, with Uziel's signing confirming the reports.
With the film's release still months away, Legendary signing on a screenwriter to pen a sequel suggests a strong vote of confidence from the studio in the upcoming film which follows a young man as he teams up with the titular, crime-solving Pokemon to learn more about his father's mysterious disappearance.
Directed by Rob Letterman, Detective Pikachu stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe and the voice of Ryan Reynolds. The film opens in theaters on May 10.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)