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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Detective Pikachu film's first trailer is here, and you don't want to miss it

News by Lindsay M.

Pika pika! Warner Bros. released a two-minute trailer for the upcoming Detective Pikachu today, sending Pokémon fans into a frenzy. And with good reason.

The trailer features everyone's favourite fuzzy yellow companion, in detective form. The film is set in familiar Ryme City, with its neon-lit streets and abundance of Pokémon varieties to encounter. Pikachu's former partner has gone missing, and he teams up with the partner's son to solve the mystery. Without further ado, the trailer:

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu. His former human partner, Harry, goes missing. Harry's son Tim is already on the case when he finds Pikachu has broken into his apartment to look around. Interestingly enough, Tim is the only human that can understand what Pikachu is saying; everyone else only hears the usual "pika pika!"

The film stars Justice Smith as Tim, Kathryn Newton as junior reporter Lucy, and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe at Lt. Yoshida. Behind the scenes, there are other Oscar nominees (and even a winner) working on the film: the director of photography is John Mathieson, and the editor is Oscar-winner Mark Sanger. It is directed by Rob Letterman (who directed Goosebumps, but we'll try not to hold that against him).

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is scheduled to be released beginning on May 10, 2019. It will be rolled out worldwide.

- Lindsay M.
News Editor

Detective Pikachu film's first trailer is here, and you don't want to miss it
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