Your phone may be the only place to get your Pokemon fix for awhile. According to CinemaBlend, a live-action Pokemon movie probably won’t happen for awhile.
Earlier, we reported that Legendary Pictures was after the movie rights to the franchise after the recent success of the mobile game Pokemon Go.
However, reports say the popularity of Pokemon Go is the reason for the lack of film plans at the moment. Both Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are so busy with the mobile game, they “see a movie deal as a distraction.”
One U.S.-based producer involved in the race to license the franchise said, “Pokemon Co. and Nintendo are not focused on movie rights currently” and that “the company doesn’t want a movie deal distracting its execs, nor does it want a deal to potentially detract from the game. They view a movie deal only as a downside at this stage.”
No worries for fans, though, Not only is Pokemon Go prolific, but the Pokemon anime series is still in production.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Pokemon? Are you playing Pokemon Go? Would you still like to see a live-action movie?