Warner Bros. and The Pokemon Company have shared the first trailer for Detective Pikachu, the upcoming live-action movie based mostly on the game of the same name. That’s not all; we have additionally now gotten a have a look at the Detective Pikachu film poster, and similar to the trailer, it is full of a ton of references to and Pokemon from the series.
As you’ll be able to see under, Detective Pikachu takes a way more life like method to depicting Pokemon than any of the sequence’ earlier large display screen diversifications. The film is ready in Ryme City, an city metropolis the place folks and Pokemon dwell collectively, and that is evident from the poster; you’ll be able to see neon indicators for all method of Pokemon-inspired services, just like the Johto Sport Club, Poke Mart, and Pokemon Day Care. There are additionally indicators promoting Pokemon objects like Moomoo Milk and Berry Juice.
Naturally, the Pokemon featured most prominently on the poster is Pikachu, who’s casting a lightning bolt-shaped shadow on the road. It’s not the one pocket monster on it, nevertheless; within the background, you may as well spot the silhouette of Charizard flying within the sky. Charizard additionally seems a number of instances within the trailer, suggesting it will play an enormous function within the film.
Like the sport on which it’s based mostly, Detective Pikachu follows the story of Tim (Justice Smith), the son of a well-known non-public detective whose father has gone lacking. Tim has the distinctive potential to know Pokemon, and he groups up with Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) to research his father’s disappearance.
Detective Pikachu premieres in theaters on May 10, 2019. The film is directed by Rob Letterman, who beforehand helmed Goosebumps, Captain Underpants, and Shark Tale. It additionally stars Kathryn Newton (Blockers), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla, Inception), and Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).
Meanwhile, the Detective Pikachu recreation is accessible now on 3DS. GameSpot’s Kallie Plagge awarded it a 7/10 in our Detective Pikachu review and wrote, “There’s not much variety to the way you solve cases; the story follows a standard detective formula, and as long as you’re thorough, you won’t have too much trouble connecting the dots. But it’s full of heart, and its silly characters and intentionally campy tone are what make it fun.”