Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for the upcoming live-action Pokémon movie POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. The film is directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) and stars the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the fan-favorite Pikachu. This marks the first time ever that there is a live-action Pokémon movie, something that has been begged and pleaded for for years. While Detective Pikachu wasn’t what many had in mind, it seems as if it’s first trailer has seriously won the crowd over.
Well, what a twist of events we have here. I remember so clearly how the world was set on fire the second the words Detective Pikachu were uttered last year. Fans and non-fans alike laughed at the fact that this would be the long-awaited Pokémon movie we’d receive. While it still may not be the movie wanted, its first trailer has sure shut up a lot of its doubters. Letterman was able to capture the perfect amount of family-fun and serious-fun with Goosebumps a few years ago, and going off the vibe of this first trailer, this could very well do the same.
With Ryan Reynolds behind the voice of Pikachu, that alone will bring some very important aspects to the story and film overall. If Letterman is able to make us believe in this world created for this movie, it could end up being a major hit. The jury is still out of the film being that we only have this one trailer to go off of, but I’m confident in saying that many more people are now on board, so much so that I believe this movie has a stellar chance at destroying the box-office with a billion dollar run.
Check out the first trailer below! And make sure you head down to the comments to leave your thoughts. How did you react to the trailer? Were you on board from the start? Are you now? What about it has you excited or not looking forward to it? Starting Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu will be released on May 10th, 2019.
Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.
The story begins when ace detective 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.