Just a few minutes ago, comic book and movie fans around the world were hit with news of the passing of Stan Lee at age 95. Now, we need something that can make us smile and it looks like this first trailer for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu may be the thing to do it. We’ve been hearing about the film for a long time, but today is the first time we get to see Pikachu (as well as many other Pokemon) in action. It’s also the first time we get to hear Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds lending a voice to the shockingly adorable rodent.
The movie stars Justice Smith as the grown son of a detective who has gone missing. To find his dad, he must team up with Pikachu and solve the mystery. Joining them in the film are Ken Watanabe and Kathryn Newton.
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu opens in theaters May 10, 2019.
Fans everywhere 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.
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.