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Ash Ketchum famously declared that he would catch ’em all, but the one thing he won’t catch is a front-row seat to the first live-action Pokémon movie.

Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman confirmed that the TV series’ famous protagonist won’t be appearing in the film — which technically is in line with the premise of the video game upon which it’s based, which features an entirely new lead character. But this decision will inevitably leave plenty of ’90s kids who grew up on the series heartbroken. It must be even worse for the fans of Red.

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pokemon the movie the power of us theatrical release

You gotta catch all the showings of Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us when it comes to U.S. theaters this fall. Because there will be limited chances to see this Pokémon feature film Stateside before it disappears from the big screens.

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detective pikachu

The very-elusive crime solver known as Detective Pikachu has decided to move out of his home at Universal and set up shop at Warner Bros. instead. The film, which is 100% real, we swear, features Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu, a Pokemon who solves mysteries and wears a Sherlock Holmes hat, or some such silly nonsense.

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Detective Pikachu movie cast

That live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu, is still happening, no matter how strange it might seem. Detective Pikachu continues to slouch its way towards existence by casting its female lead, Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton. There are no details on just who Newton is playing, but it’s safe to assume she’s not playing the eponymous pocket monster detective. More details about the Detective Pikachu movie cast await you below.

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Detective Pikachu movie

Detective Pikachu, a real movie that’s really being made, just cast its lead. Justice Smith, who appeared in the Netflix series The Get Down, has just joined the cast of the upcoming Pokémon movie. I’m assuming he’s not playing Pikachu, but rather the human character who assists the intrepid monster detective on his quest to solve mysteries.

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Ash vs Evil Pokemon - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, watch a trailer for a movie mashing up Pokemon with Ash vs Evil Dead. Plus, find out what’s going on at Screen Junkies after some disparaging allegations surfaced regarding one of their key personalities committing sexual harassment, and learn about the secret vampire family who is taking over Hollywood. Read More »

Pokemon movie director / Great Detective Pikachu

Legendary Pictures is wasting no time capitalizing on the Pokémon craze. Over the summer, they announced plans to make a live-action film based on Great Detective Pikachu, and a few weeks later they locked down a pair of screenwriters to get the ball rolling. Now they’ve caught themselves a director. Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) has just been hired to direct the film.  Read More »

Pokemon and Space Jam in Theaters

Nostalgia for the 1990s is going strong, and it’s about to heat up even more.

It’s been 20 years since the live-action animated hybrid film Space Jam hit theaters, and that makes it prime for a return to theaters next month. In addition, even though it’s not a special anniversary for Pokemon: The First Movie, it’s the 20th anniversary of the original video games that launched the multimedia franchise, and that means it’s time for the animated feature film to head back to theaters as well.

Get details on Pokemon: The First Movie and Space Jam in theaters again after the jump. Read More »

Pokemon Movie Writers

Almost a month ago, we learned that Legendary Pictures had officially acquired the rights to Pokémon for a live-action adaptation of the popular video game franchise. Recently there has been a lot of chatter surrounding Pokémon because of the massive popularity of Pokémon Go, so Legendary wants to strike while the iron is hot. However, the studio isn’t using that game as inspiration, but instead the recent Japanese title Great Detective Pikachu. And now two writers have been hired to adapt it.

Find out who the Pokémon movie writers are after the jump. Read More »

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Pokemon Movie

Pokemon Go continues to be all the rage in video gaming right now. The recently launched mobile version of the Nintendo video game franchise has become so popular in such a short amount of time that Comic-Con moved a panel for Pokemon Go from a smaller venue to the massive Hall H. And it sounds like sometime down the road Pokemon will be back at Comic-Con with a movie to show off with the movie rights officially being snagged by Legendary Pictures.

In addition, details on just what kind of story we can expect from the game have surfaced, and the movie will apparently go in a direction that likely no fan was expecting to hear. Find out more about the Pokemon movie after the jump. Read More »