The first trailer for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is here!
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu will follow Tim Goodman, played by Justice Smith, as he tries to find out what happened to his father, Harry Goodman, in Ryme City. Tim will be teaming up with his father’s partner, a Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), as they both try to find out what happened to Tim’s father.
For anyone who is curious, here is the official movie synopsis by Warner Bros. Pictures:
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.
The upcoming film will be directed by Rob Letterman and stars Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, and Ken Watanabe. The creative filmmaking team will include John Mathieson as the director of photography, Nigel Phelps as the production designer, and Mark Sanger as the editor. The visual effects will be handled by Moving Picture Company (Wonder Woman) and Framestore (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).
Additionally, from Serebii, the movie’s official poster has been released as well!
I am honestly surprised that the movie looks good. I don’t know what I was expecting from the movie, but I certainly didn’t expect for it to look this good. From what it seems like, the upcoming movie will take some plot points from the Detective Pikachu game that was released earlier this year with possibly some changes. Also, I didn’t expect Pikachu to look so fluffy…? I’m just honestly pleasantly surprised by how good the trailer is! Fingers crossed that the movie does well!
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is set for release on May 10, 2019.