Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu in the weird first trailer for ‘Detective Pikachu’

Carla Harmon
November 13, 2018

The trailer gives us our first look at how Pokemon would look like IRL and that means, we are going to witness extremely "realistic"-looking Pokemon".

After years on anticipation, Warner Bros. has finally released the first trailer for the upcoming live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu.


Social media users have been on a tear since the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu trailer dropped, resulting in thousands upon thousands of tweeted reactions ranging between various stages of disbelief, excitement, denial, and pure, unadulterated joy. What's more, it actually looks pretty incredible - despite how insanely unbelievable it is that a live-action Pokémon film adaptation really exists.

Detective Pikachu will arrive in theaters on May 11, 2019.


Justice Smith stars alongside the pocket-sized critter as Tim, with Ken Watanabe as Lt. Yoshida, and Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) directing. "Just didn't think it would be this soon", Reynolds posted on social media. He gets help from his dad's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking super-sleuth. After discovering that Tim is the only person able to understand what Pikachu is saying, the two work together to locate his missing father in the futuristic metropolis of Ryme City.

Detective Pikachu is set to hit cinemas mid next year.


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