Waterworld is getting a sequel TV series, a live-action Pokemon is coming to Netflix, Jodie Whittaker is leaving Doctor Who, Rege-Jean Paul is the new Saint, The Exorcist is getting a trilogy of reboot/sequels, a number of movie stars launched lawsuits against studios and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the Everything Actioncast podcast, Zach and Chris talk about the new trailers for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Chucky and more, a Waterworld TV series, a live-action Pokemon series for Netflix, The Octagon, Snake Eyes, Wrath of Man, and more.
Vitamin C aka Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick is probably best known for her song “Graduation (Friends Forever)” but she also contributed the theme song for the Pokemon short “Pikachu’s Vacation” that played before Pokemon: The First Movie back in 1998.
Endgame managed to hold off all the new releases to stay on top for the third weekend in a row as it closes in on Avatar worldwide but Detective Pikachu almost managed to top it with the biggest opening ever for a video game based movie.
Although it’s not clear if it will be heard in this weekend’s Detective Pikachu, Pokemon still has one of the most iconic theme songs of all time, especially for 90s kids, with the English version sung by Jason Paige and the Japanese version sung by voice actress Rica Matsumoto.
The first ever live-action Pokemon movie arrives in May with Ryan Reynolds starring as snarky private eye Detective Pikachu, who teams up with Tim Goodman to help find Tim’s missing father (and because Tim is the only who can actually understand what he’s saying).