Detective Pikachu, like every other installment in the Pokémon franchise, has proven to be a smash hit, enough so that it has warranted its own movie.
In the midst of the Pokémon World Championships in Nashville, Tennessee, the title and logo were announced. Unsurprisingly, the official title is Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. The logo can be viewed below; it was first shown hovering on a screen over a facsimile of a city bearing store signs such as “Eevee Records.”
Attendees of the World Championship even had an opportunity to participate in the filming of some battles scenes on-site. They’ll be acting as extras, though one can’t help but wonder if the champions in each competitive category will be getting more special roles. Of course, this means that the movie coming out will combine CGI and live-action elements.
As for the main cast, Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) will be returning as the voice of the detective himself, and Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newman (Big Little Lies), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla), Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent), and Chris Geere (Modern Family) will all be appearing in the upcoming film.
Following the announcement, the official Twitter account for the film went online, so it may not hurt to check that out if you’re really invested in the upcoming film. There’s no word on a specific release date yet, but we know Pokémon: Detective Pikachu will be out at some point in Summer 2019.