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Pokemon Detective Pikachu writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit have revealed two more creatures that were scrapped from the film. Golbat and Gardevoir were close to appearing, but were scrapped in the end.

Hernandez first mentioned the following about Golbat while speaking with

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The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will not release towards the end of the year as originally planned. It will now debut on February 14, 2020, director Jeff Fowler has announced.

Fowler said on Twitter that the extra time will be used “to make Sonic just right.” He passed along the following tweet:

Were you hoping to see Armored Mewtwo outside of Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution? As it turns out, that won’t be happening.

This month’s issue of CoroCoro states that this appearance of Mewtwo is exclusive to the upcoming film. It will be represented through merchandise and other promotional elements for the movie as well. In other words, it sounds like Armored Mewtwo won’t be appearing in any upcoming games such as Pokemon Sword/Shield.

Other than that, CoroCoro says that Armored Mewtwo is designed to suppress Mewtwo’s strength similar to the armor in the original movie.


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Pokemon Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman has addressed the film’s connection to another aspect of the franchise. Spoilers follow ahead, so keep that in mind before proceeding.

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu main writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit recently appeared on the latest episode of Blank Check. They touched on why Red/Blue wasn’t used as the storyline, wanting to include Garbodor, and more.

Here’s the full roundup of tidbits:

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Box Office Mojo is reporting that Detective Pikachu took home an estimated $58 million during its debut weekend. As a result, the film had largest opening weekend for a video game adaptation ever, surpassing Lara Croft Tomb Raider. That movie earned $47.7 million back in 2001.

Detective Pikachu should eventually become the highest grossing video game adaptation of all-time domestically. After just three days, it’s already in the top ten.

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Sonic earned widespread acclaim with Sonic Mania, which returns to the series’ roots. Along with being well-received by fans and critics, it also sold well. Around that game’s release, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka believes that the franchise turned a corner.

Speaking with LADbible, Iizuka said:

What is Mr. Mime? He’s obviously a Pokemon, but beyond that, you may not be able to get much of an answer. That’s because even The Pokemon Company seems to be unsure of what Mr. Mime actually is.

Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman was speaking with The Pokemon Company during the early stages of the film. When Letterman asked what the character is, he was told, “We don’t know.” The Pokemon Company also wasn’t keen on having Mr. Mime in Detective Pikachu since “they weren’t sure what he was or whether he’d work well on the screen,” according to art director Ravi Bansal.

Bansal and visual effects supervisor Erik Nordby shared the following about Mr. Mime in an interview with Time:

Pokemon and battling practically go hand-in-hand. Yet for Detective Pikachu, the series’ first live-action film, there isn’t much of that to be seen. In an interview with Polygon, some of the key staff involved with the movie explained why.

Here’s what director Rob Letterman, screenwriter Benji Samit, and co-writer Dan Hernandez said about the subject:

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As the first original live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu is a big deal. Everyone involved wanted to get things right, which meant having a Pokemon expert on set every day.

Kathryn Newton, who plays Lucy in the film, told Kotaku:

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