‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer: Against all odds this looks dope

Never played Pokemon. Don’t really care for Ryan Reynolds. And yet, I really enjoyed this trailer.

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Pokémon has been a worldwide phenomenon for over 20 years, and yet somehow, there’s never been a live-action movie based in Nintendo’s world of pocket monsters – until now!

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for its upcoming film Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, starring Justice Smith (The Get Down), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) as the voice of the titular mouse sleuth.

Pikachu’s Sherlock Holmes-inspired alter-ego made his debut in the 2016 Nintendo 3DS game Detective Pikachu, instantly becoming a fan favorite. A movie adaptation of the video game was announced very shortly after its release.

Blending live-action actors and settings with CGI animated creatures, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu seemingly follows the plot of the game quite closely, with a young man named Tim Goodman (Smith) teaming up with Detective Pikachu to solve a mystery – the twist is that Goodman can actually understand Pikachu, where everyone else only hears “Pika Pika!”