At the end of July we informed you that, according to Variety, Netflix is working on a live action Pokémon series, one of the most popular franchises in entertainment. However, the platform’s efforts may go beyond episodes of content. According to a report by The Illuminerdi, a source whose leak history has several hits on future productions, Netflix is also preparing a Pokémon movie.
This feature film, in addition, I would also bet on live action, so we are talking about projects that would complement each other. However, The Illuminerdi clarifies that Netflix’s production has no relationship with Detective Pikachu, the first live action proposal of the franchise that was released in 2019. Thus, the service would propose a completely new story to have greater creative freedom . Of course, respecting the guidelines of The Pokémon Company.
Unfortunately, there are no further details on the film. In fact, information about the series is also scarce. Variety noted that the project will be led by Joe henderson, who will be responsible for the script and will serve as executive producer. We know Henderson for his participation in productions such as White Collar, Graceland, Almost Human and, mainly, for Lucifer.
The same report anticipated that the live action Pokémon series is still in an early stage of development; so we probably won’t have any official news anytime soon. Of course, the same delay will occur with the movie.
The potential of Pokémon in live action productions
Betting on another Pokémon live action film makes a lot of sense, especially for him Detective Pikachu success. While the Warner Bros. production didn’t promise much at first, it turned out to be very entertaining in the end. In the international box office it also triumphed, entering little more $ 431 million. This figure allowed it to sneak into the most successful video game-based movies in history.
But while we wait for the supposed launch of both Netflix content, Pokémon fans will be able to entertain themselves with some of the new games that are on the way. On November 19 they will make their debut Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Shimmering Pearl Pokémon for Nintendo Switch. Later, on January 28, 2022, it will arrive Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which could mark a before and after for the franchise thanks to its open world.