The first trailer for Detective Pikachu has hit from Legendary, and it’s our first look into a live action world filled with Pokémon and trainers…and murder mystery?
Check it out:
So the idea of a talking Pikachu was kind of stupid at first, but now that I see the trailer, it fits. The movie feels distinctly like a kids movie, but with tons of elements for just about everyone. There’s also a who’s who of Pokemon in the trailer, here’s just a few from the screen grabs.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.
Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.
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.
Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 11th, and should offer some good counter programming to the massive beast that should be Avengers 4.