It is official NOW – A new Pokémon film release is happening soon. The 2019 film is going to amaze you since it’s going to be unlike any Pokémon adventure you could ever have seen before. Firstly, it is going to be live action. And secondly, oh boy, it stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu. Yes, yes, you read it right.
In next year’s Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, Ryan Reynolds is taking on the role of our favorite pocket monster. I’m soooo excited. I’m quite sure this surprised us all. And may life bring us more similar surprises. The actor made an announcement about his involvement in the movie using Twitter. He tweeted the film trailer and the comment he added to it goes as it follows:
I think we all knew I’d wind up as a miniature detective repeatedly saying the same two words. Just didn’t think it’d be this soon.
Everything we ever wanted from the moment we first laid our hands on a Game Boy was to see the fighting monsters and humans live together in harmony. Basically, that’s what we’re going to get now since the film is set in the Pokémon universe where they live together peacefully. It also follows the story of a talking Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) and his human partner Tim (Justice Smith).
We can see the pair’s confusing first meeting in the trailer. The only one who can hear Pikachu’s voice as Reynolds is Tim. As for everyone else, they can only hear the creature’s famously repeated phrase ‘pika pika’.
To get to the bottom of a mystery, they then set off on a mission – that’ll be the ‘detective’ part of the title explained.
At one point in the trailer, we can see the villains confronting Pikachu and Tim. The villains in the film take the shape of a trio of Greninja. That’s a dark/water type frog-like Pokémon. Seems very intriguing, doesn’t it?
According to us, this is very much guaranteed to fuel the excitement stoked by recent additions to the franchise like Pokémon Go and Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee. The newer generation of gamers, are you ready?
This film is certainly going to let fans see their childhood favorites in a whole new light. To give you a better insight, the Pokémon franchise is over 20 years old now. From the original 150 creatures (arguably 151 including MewTwo), it now has over 800 in its catalog and dozens of games.
Pokémon, also known as Pocket Monsters in Japan, is a Japanese media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.