‘Detective Pikachu’ trailer: Ryan Reynolds voices Pokemon in live-action movie
Gotta catch ’em all: The first trailer for “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” has arrived, featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the iconic Pokemon character.
The live-action movie stars the “Deadpool” actor as the pocket monster investigating a missing person who used to be his partner, Harry Goodman, with help from Harry’s son Tim (played by Justice Smith). The cast includes Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe and Rita Ora.
According to CBR, the film will show humans and Pokemon living together, including characters like Bulbasaur and Charizard. Tim will be the only human who can communicate with Detective Pikachu, while everyone else hears his trademark “Pika pika!
“In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (pokemon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective,” the logline says.
Nintendo is aiming to expand on the popular card game and video game franchise, building on the success of the mobile craze “Pokemon Go.” The gaming giant is also planning a new “Super Mario” film with Illumination and there’s rumors of a new “Legends of Zelda” series in the style of “Castlevania.”
“Pokemon Detective Pikachu” hits theaters May 10, 2019. Scroll through to see the trailer and reactions.
Me: the Detective Pikachu movie sounds like it's gonna be kind of wack
Detective Pikachu trailer: is good
— Adrianna (@LiberationMaidn) November 12, 2018
*the criminal fires his gun at detective pikachu. detective pikachu hits the ground. the criminal walks over. he nudges detective pikachu with his foot. from the ground, a gentle whisper*
"It wasn't very effective."
*10,000 volts suddenly course through the criminal*
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 12, 2018