Ryan Reynolds to play Detective Pikachu in first ever live-action Pokemon film

'Pokémon: Detective Pikachu' stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, Justice Smith as Tim and Kathryn Newton as Lucy and is set for release in May 2019

                            Ryan Reynolds to play Detective Pikachu in first ever live-action Pokemon film

Time to rejoice as the world of Pokémon is coming to life!

The first ever live action Pokémon adventure, 'Pokémon: Detective Pikachu' stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon. In the new trailer that was released on Monday, we can see that the 'Deadpool' star had turned in his red suit along with its R-rated humor for a yellow body and a badge for the first ever live action Pokémon film.

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The story begins when ace detective 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.

Fans all over the world can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before as 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.

Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

Apart from Reynolds, 'POKÉMON Detective Pikachu' also stars Justice Smith ('Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom') as Tim; Kathryn Newton ('Lady Bird,' TV’s 'Big Little Lies') as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe ('Godzilla,' 'The Last Samurai') as Lt. Yoshida.


Directed by Rob Letterman ('Goosebumps,' 'Monsters Vs. Aliens'), the 'POKÉMON Detective Pikachu' creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar- nominated director of photography John Mathieson ('The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Gladiator'), production designer Nigel Phelps ('Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies') and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger ('Gravity'). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company ('Wonder Woman') and Framestore ('Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2').

'POKÉMON Detective Pikachu' is set for release on Friday, May 10, 2019. Watch the trailer below.