After 19 animated Pokémon movies, the enduring franchise is lastly getting a live-action adaptation. The Detective Pikachu film will see essentially the most well-known fictional rodent since Mickey Mouse star in his personal function movie (voiced by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds). Pikachu shall be joined by numerous different Pokémon within the movie, which relies on a 2016 online game of the identical identify.
Detective Pikachu is being helmed by Rob Letterman, who’s greatest recognized for adapting R.L. Stine’s ’90s child nostalgia pic, Goosebumps, for Sony. Turning that into an all-ages comedy did wonders for the studio, and a sequel is predicted to be on the way in which. Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman penned the script for Detective Pikachu.
Here’s every thing we find out about this intriguing adaptation:
Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer
Pikachu speaks! The first trailer for the Pokémon live-action movie is lastly right here. Watch it beneath!
Detective Pikachu Movie Release Date
The live-action Detective Pikachu film, based mostly on the 2016 Pokémon online game Great Detective Pikachu, will hit theaters on May 10, 2019.
Detective Pikachu Movie Cast
Detective Pikachu will star Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) because the voice of Detective Pikachu.
Justice Smith (Get Down) co-stars as a child who wants to seek out his lacking father.
Joining them is Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), who’s described as a “sassy journalist” who helps Smith’s character and Detective Pikachu on the case.
Rounding out the solid are Ken Watanabe, Rita Ora, Bill Nighy, and Chris Geere.
Detective Pikachu Movie Story
Here’s the official synopsis for Detective Pikachu:
A younger man joins forces with Detective Pikachu to unravel the thriller behind his father’s disappearance. Chasing clues by means of the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo quickly uncover a devious plot that poses a risk to the Pokémon universe.
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