Justice Smith will be staring in the Detective Pikachu Movie

Legendary has tapped breakout talent Justice Smith to star in the first-ever live-action “Pokemon” film titled “Detective Pikachu,” based on the titular character, sources tell Variety.

Rob Letterman is on board to direct from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.

First introduced in Japan in 1996, Pokemon has spawned more than 295 million video games sold worldwide, 23.6 billion TCG cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 20 seasons. The hugely popular “Pokemon Go” app saw the pocket monsters surge back into the pop culture consciousnesses last year.

Universal Pictures will handle distribution of the live-action film outside Japan, as it has done with Legendary’s other films for years. The Pokémon Company’s long time movie collaborator, Toho, will handle distribution of the film franchise in Japan, as it had similarly done in its partnership with Legendary on “Godzilla.”

Smith recently broke out on the Netflix musical drama series “The Get Down” after director Baz Luhrmann handpicked him to star in the series that he created and exec produced. While the series wasn’t picked up for a second season, Smith’s performance caught the eye of Universal and director J.A. Bayona, who tapped him for one of the new leads in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

He also recently finished filming on MGM’s “Every Day.” He is represented by WME, the Kohl Group, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.



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All new Banpresto plushies announced! Here’s the line up:

- 24cm Pikachu Tea Party Plush - June 8th
- 15cm Pokémon Tea Party Plush - June 8th
- Grass Type Kororin 12cm Plush - June 13rd
- Bulbasaur Large 26cm Kororin Plush - June 13rd
- Movie 20 24cm Pikachu (Lot 1) - June 22nd
- Movie 20 24cm Pikachu (Lot 2) - June 27th 
- Psyduck 37cm Plush - June 27th
- Movie 20 Pikachu, Lucario, Luxray and Piplup 12cm Plush - June 27th



Pikachu Valley Location & Pikachu Cap details

Pikachu Valley is located in Akala Island (near Route 4), here is where you’ll pick up Pikachu wearing Ash Movie Hat after scanning the QR Code in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

The QR codes were given in theather to those that saw the Pokémon Movie I Choose You!. We will be posting the QR codes on our page before the games are released

Full Instruction on getting Pikachu on your Game:

- Open QR Scanner from the menu.

- Scan the QR code.

- Visit Pikachu Valley on Akala Island (near Route 4).

- A delivery person will be waiting for you.

- Talk with the delivery person, and he will give you the Pikachu wearing its Trainer’s Cap.

- Be sure to save your game!