Detective Pikachu's First Trailer Is Out and It's Blowing My Mind


By Ben Walker

November 12, 2018

The upcoming movie adaptation of the Detective Pikachu video game is getting closer and closer to release, and Ryan Reynolds – who voices Pikachu in the film – has dropped the first trailer for the motion picture out of nowhere.

The trailer, which was posted from Ryan Reynolds’ Twitter account prior to appearing on Warner Bros. official YouTube channel, features the live-action adaptation of Pikachu hitting the big screen. Reynolds mentioned in his tweet accompanying the trailer:

I think we all knew I’d wind up as a miniature detective repeatedly saying the same two words. Just didn’t think it’d be this soon. #PikaPika #DetectivePikachu

As Warner Brothers detailed alongside the trailer’s release: “the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, ‘POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’ stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time.”

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

The film is slated to release on May 10, 2019: here is our first look at the poster, and you can also watch the trailer below:

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