Ryan Reynolds plays Pikachu in new Pokémon movie

Ryan Reynolds plays Pikachu in new Pokémon movie

Ryan Reynolds plays Pikachu in new Pokémon movie

Warner Bros. dropped the first trailer for "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" today, and fans are in for a treat.

Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds is taking on an unlikely role as a Pokemon character.

Several months ago, it was announced that primary filming for Detective Pikachu had begun, and since then, it looks like considerable progress has been made on what is to be the first live-action movie based on the Pokemon franchise.

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Detective Pikachu arrives May 2019.

The Detective Pikachu trailer suggests the film is built around one particular detective, Tim Goodman, (Justice Smith) having the ability to actually talk to Pikachu. Pikachu is a fluffier version of the Pokemon everyone knows, just with the gruff voice of Reynolds, but some of the others look much different.

Get excited 90s kids, because Pokemon is back... this time in the form of a live-action movie starring Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds! Kathryn Newton plays a journalist who helps the duo on their quest, while Ken Watanabe plays a new character created for the film, Detective Yoshida. 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. Oh, and Tim can understand Pikachu speak.

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