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Ryan Reynolds' 'Detective Pikachu' Gets 2019 Release Date

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Universal Pictures has set a date to catch 'em all.

The studio has set a May 10, 2019, as the release date for Detective Pikachu, Legendary’s live-action Pokemon movie, Universal announced Monday.

Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) are starring in the movie, which is based on the globally popular Pokemon franchise. Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing.

Production is due to commence mid-January in London.

Universal will handle distribution of Pikachu outside Japan. Toho will distribute in Japan, as it has done in its partnership with Legendary on the blockbuster reboot of Godzilla.

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- Borys Kit

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Where 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Got Its Name

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Judging by the subtitle of Sony’s animated Spider-Man feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it might not just be Miles Morales who’ll be making his big screen debut in the movie. In fact, all manner of Spider-Men (Spider-Mans? Spiders-Man?) could be waiting in the wings.

While the movie teases a meeting between Morales — the Spider-Man in a universe where Peter Parker seemingly died — and Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, that echoes the plot of the 2012 comic book series Spider-Men, the subtitle points instead to a 2014 storyline that featured spider-inspired heroes from multiple universes, each offering a particular »


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