Warner Bros. Pictures set a digital release date for “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” on Tuesday afternoon. The movie releases on Digital on July 23rd, followed by the 4K, Blu-ray and DVD release on August 6th.
The film marks the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure and features Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu. The movie also stars Justice Smith as Tim, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story. The supporting cast includes Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Rita Ora, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy.
“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” did very well in theaters, opening in second-place back in May with a $54M debut behind “Avengers: Endgame.” The movie went on to make over $142M domestically and over $425M worldwide.
Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”) directed the movie for Warner Bros. Pictures, working from a story by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, and Nicole Perlman. The screenplay was written by Hernandez, Samit, Letterman and Derek Connolly, and the movie is based on the “Detective Pikachu” video game.
If you missed the movie in theaters, things pick up in the story after detective Harry Goodman goes missing. His son Tim (Justice Smith) and Harry’s former Pokémon partner Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. The studio described the story adding, “Chasing clues together on an epic adventure through Ryme City, they uncover a shocking plot that could destroy the whole Pokémon universe.”
With summer traveling right around the corner, it doesn’t hurt to have a few movies on standby if you get stuck inside when the temperature rises.
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