Detective Pikachu is a brand new movie, following the beloved character of Pikachu from the Pokemon family, on an adventure as a detective. The film is currently expected to be released on May 10, 2019.
The movie is about a boy, who can understand what Pikachu says. Others can only hear “Pika, Pika” but he can hear the intelligent creature talk. Pikachu wants to help the boy find his father and the pair end up going on an exciting adventure together. Ryan Reynolds from Deadpool lends his voice to Pikachu, promising to give him lots of character and personality.
The movie is directed by Rob Letterman, from a script he wrote with Nicole Perlman.
Other than Ryan Reynolds, fans of the Pokemon phenomenon can look forward to a list of cast members that includes Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy, Kathryn Newton, Rita Ora, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, and Karan Soni, who has previously worked with Reynolds in the Deadpool movies.
Even though the trailer has just been released, fans are already predicting that the movie will be a major success. One person even predicted that the Pokemon movies could soon mirror the path of the Marvel movies with new movies coming out every year.
In 10 years there will be as many Pokémon movies as Marvel movies
— Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems) November 12, 2018
The Pokemon phenomenon started thanks to a hobby of a man named Satoshi Tajiri, who enjoyed catching tadpoles and insects as a child. When he was introduced to Game Boy, his idea grew and he eventually created a game called Capsule Monsters. This would be the beginning of what is now known as Pokemon.
The first games for Pokemon were released in early 1996 with an anime series following in 1997. In 1998, a store was opened in Tokyo that sold all kinds of Pokemon merchandise and cards. In the following years, the franchise would expand with more games, cartoons, and characters.
In 2016, Pokemon GO was released for smartphones, where people had to collect Pokemon. It turned out to be a massive success and the game continues to break records to this day.
Detective Pikachu is set to be released on May 10, 2019.