We all know that Ryan Reynolds is the personification of Deadpool (minus the mercenary and healing factor parts… as far as we know). So when it was announced he was attached to the upcoming Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu we were understandably confused. But with the first full trailer for the new film dropping today we have to say – it was not what we would have ever expected, and it’s awesome.
Set in the real world version of the Pokemon universe with live action and pokemon coexisting on the screen together the trailer sets up the plot pretty quickly. Tim, a failed Pokemon trainer meets Pikachu after his father goes missing. But unlike everyone else in the world who just hears ‘Pika Pika’ every time Pikachu speaks, Tim hears the smooth Canadian tones of People Magazine’s 2010 Sexiest Man Alive – Ryan Reynolds.
Honestly, we don’t want to go further than that because the trailer is definitely worth the watch even if you aren’t into Pokemon you might end up putting this on your watch list. Written by some of the combined talents from Guardians of the Galaxy and Monsters vs. Aliens we are expecting enough appeal for all ages ranges when it comes out next year.
But what do you think? Are you a hardcore Pokemon fan who would have seen this regardless? Do you think 2008 Ryan Reynold was robbed by Hugh Jackman for People’s Sexiest Man alive title? Squirtle or Charmander? Let us know in the comments down below.
Detective Pikachu is heading to Australian Cinemas June 16, 2019