Since its first official announcement, fans (or should I say ‘trainers’) of the immensely popular Pokémon series have been waiting on baited breath to get their first glimpse on the new Detective Pikachu movie; and today, that becomes a reality.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment have just released the first official trailer for the upcoming live-action movie, Detective Pikachu. First announced on July 20th, 2016, the film is the first live-action adaptation of the series, and will feature Ryan Reynold in the leading role as Pikachu.
Per a release from Warner Bros.:
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds): 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.
Staring Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, Detective Pikachu hits theaters on Friday, May 10th, 2019.