The director continued: “We needed something and I hadn’t figured out what I was going to put on that TV yet.
“It was always scripted there was some film noir-y, detective film there.
“Just as a laugh, we got the movie that they shot for Home Alone off of YouTube at some point and used it as a temp.
Movie fans will remember he also uses it to trick the burglars into thinking there was a couple of gangsters in the house involved in a shoot out.
Now Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman has revealed why the Home Alone clip is in his movie.
The live-action Pokémon movie is out today in the UK today and if you’ve already seen it, you may have noticed a Home Alone Easter Egg. Early on in Detective Pikachu, Tim heads to his father Harry Goodman’s apartment. Playing in the background on the TV is a black and white film, which Tim comments on by saying how much his dad loved detective movies. But this isn’t a real film noir movie, it’s the fictional one from Home Alone.