Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for their upcoming Pokémon-themed movie, Detective Pikachu.
The debut trailer for Detective Pikachu is here and I don’t know what to think. First of all the Pokémon are CG, but not CG as you’d expect, they’re… real? Basically, Pikachu is furry, Charizard is scaly, and Mr. Mime is… fleshy?
It’s weird, but for some reason I love it. And for some reason Ryan Reynolds voicing Pikachu kind of… works.
The official synopsis has also been revealed too:
“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.”
Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments below:
Detective Pikachu is set to hit theatres on May 11, 2019.