Setting the Record Straight: Tom Holland and the Pokémon Movie Rumors


Rumors surrounding a live-action Pokémon movie starring Tom Holland and set to release in 2024 have been making waves. Let’s delve into the facts behind these speculations and separate reality from fiction.

The Origins of Pokémon Movie Rumors

The buzz started with a fan-made YouTube trailer hinting at Tom Holland’s involvement in a new Pokémon movie.

Originating from Small-Screen in 2020, these rumors were fueled by We Got This Covered’s report suggesting Holland for the lead role of Blue Oak, Professor Oak’s grandson in a Detective Pikachu universe spin-off.

Exposing the Rumors

Upon closer examination, the credibility of these rumors diminishes. The trailer predominantly uses footage from 2019’s Detective Pikachu and the rest is sourced from other Tom Holland films raising doubts about the authenticity of the claimed 2024 release.

Tom Holland’s Pokémon Movie Status

As of now, there is no concrete evidence supporting Tom Holland’s involvement in a Pokémon movie. The franchise however is on a promising trajectory. In March 2023, Deadline reported the development of a live-action Detective Pikachu sequel indicating the Pokémon universe’s continued expansion.

Detective Pikachu Sequel Details

The sequel is set to be directed by Jonathan Krisel, co-creator of Portlandia with Chris Galletta, writer of The Kings of Summer penning the script. While Ryan Reynolds’ return as Pikachu was not officially confirmed, industry insiders hinted at his potential involvement.

Netflix’s Pokémon Ventures

Netflix is actively working on an animated Pokémon show titled Pokémon Concierge centered on a resort exclusively for Pokémon. Additionally, rumors suggest Netflix may develop a new live-action Pokémon series post-Stranger Things Season 5.

The Everlasting Pokémon Franchise

While Tom Holland’s role in Pokémon remains uncertain, the Pokémon franchise continues to thrive. With various projects in the pipeline including animated shows and potential live-action series Pokémon remains a staple in entertainment.

As fans await official announcements, it’s essential to treat these specific rumors with caution. The Pokémon universe is expanding but Tom Holland’s involvement in a 2024 movie remains unverified.


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