Rita Ora Joins Live-Action Detective Pikachu Film Cast

The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that Rita Ora will be joining the cast for the Live-Action Detective Pikachu film, although currently her role in the film has not been revealed. The current cast list includes: Justice Smith Kathryn Newton Ken Watanabe: Detective Yoshida Ryan Reynolds: Detective Pikachu Bill Nighy Chris Geere Rita Ora No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates. Source: The Hollywood Reporter    

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Pacific Rim Uprising Japanese Preview Streamed

Cinema Today has updated their official Youtube channel with a new Japanese promo video for Pacific Rim Uprising. The latest preview features another look at the battle between the Jaegars and the Kaiju.  Pacific Rim Uprising will premiere in North American theaters on March 23 and will distributed by Universal Pictures.  The film will premiere in Japan on April 13 and distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures Japan.  Source: Cinema Today

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Illumination Entertainment to Produce Super Mario Film

Last November it was revealed that Illumination Entertainment was in talks to produce a film based on the Super Mario franchise.  Today Nintendo announced that they have partnered up with the company and the producers for the film will be Chris Meledandri, founder of Illumination Entertainment, and Shigeru Miyamato.   The film will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures and will be co-funding by the company and Nintendo. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates. Source: Gematsu, Nintendo

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Bill Nighy & Chris Geere Join Live-Action Detective Pikachu Film Cast

The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that Bill Nighy and Chris Geere have joined the cast for the Live-Action Detective Pikachu film. The current cast for the film includes: Justice Smith Kathryn Newton Ken Watanabe: Detective Yoshida Ryan Reynolds: Detective Pikachu Bill Nighy Chris Geere Currently their characters have not been confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates. Source: The Hollywood Reporter  

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Ken Watanabe Joins Detective Pikachu Live-Action Film Cast

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Ken Watanabe is joining the cast of the live-action Detective Pikachu film. For those who are unaware, Ken Watanabe, has starred in various films such as The Last Samurai, Ashita no Kioku/Memories of Tomorrow, and as Dr. Serizawa in the recent Godzilla film by Legendary Pictures.  Ken Watanabe will be playing a new character that be featured in the film named Detective Yoshida.  Detective Pikachu will premiere on May 10, 2019. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Detective Pikachu Film Premiere Date Announced

Deadline has reported the premiere details for the upcoming Detective Pikachu film. For those who haven’t been following the film, Detective Pikachu is a live-action adaptation of the Pokémon spin-off game of the same name.  As reported earlier, Detective Pikachu will star Ryan Reynolds as the titular character and he will play alongside Justice Smith and Kathyrn Newton.  Detective Pikachu will premiere on May 10, 2019. Source: Deadline  

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Ryan Reynolds Cast in Live-Action Detective Pikachu Film

Yesterday, The Hollywood Repoter reported that Ryan Reynolds is joining the cast of the live-action Detective Pikachu film.  Ryan Reynolds will be portraying the titular detective himself so expect some crazy adventures along the way. As reported earlier, the other main lead roles will be portrayed by Kathryn Newton and Justice Smith. The story features Smith’s character as he searches for the whereabouts of his kidnapped father.  Along the way he will be meeting Newton’s character who is said to be  “sassy journalist” and Detective Pikachu who will help him on his journey. Currently no other details are…

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Kathryn Newton Cast in Live-Action Detective Pikachu Film

Variety has reported that Kathryn Newton is joining the cast of Legendary’s live-action Detective Pikachu film as the head female lead.  Kathryn will be co-star alongside the main lead male character, which will be portrayed by Justice Smith. As reported earlier the film will be directed by Rob Letterman and the script will be written by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.  The live-action Detective Pikachu film will be distributed by Universal Pictures outside of Japan while the film will distributed by Toho in Japan. Currently no other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates. Source: Variety  

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Pacific Rim Uprising Premiere Date Pushed To March 2018

Deadline has reported that Pacific Rim Uprising’s premiere date has been pushed from February 23, 2018 to March, 23, 2018.  Due to the change the film will no longer compete with Marvel’s Black Panther so it should have a stronger presence in the box office.  For those who are unaware the film is the sequel to 2013 Pacific Rim film directed by Guillermo del Toro.  Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight.  The film stars Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day. Source: Deadline  

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Michael Dougherty to Direct Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Today, Legendary Pictures confirmed that writer, Michael Dougherty will now also be directing the sequel to Godzilla. Originally Michael Dougherty was hired alongside his “Krampus” co-writer Zach Shields to write future sequels in the Monster cinematic universe, dubbed the MonsterVerse. However, after months of working with Legendary Pictures this deal has been extended due to long lasting ties with studio. Alex Garcia will still be in control of all projects. Godzilla 2, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), is currently slated to hit theaters on March 22, 2019 with Godzilla vs. Kong planned…

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