Naturally, Ryan Reynolds has been selected as the voice of a CGI Detective Pikachu in next year's Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Goosebumps director Rob Letterman's film, which marks the first Pokémon entry to bag a wide release in the States in more than 15 years, is also notable for its status as the franchise's first-ever live action production.
"I think we all knew I'd wind up as a miniature detective repeatedly saying the same two words," Reynolds said when sharing the new trailer to his Instagram and Twitter Monday. "Just didn't think it would be this soon." Like Reynolds, I too often feel like a miniature detective repeating himself to the exhaustion of those around me.
Anyway, catch the trailer above. Here's a new poster that, in my opinion, calls to mind a bit of Blade Runner:
We first learned of Reynolds' involvement nearly a year ago. In an April interview with Collider, co-star Kathryn Newton agreed that the idea sounded "100 percent" strange when she first heard it. "When you get a movie that says Pokémon, you're like, 'What?! What is this?!'" Newton said. "And then, I read the sides and I was like, 'I need to do this! This role is unbelievable!' She's the coolest girl. She's such a great character. She's just really strong and funny and unapologetic, and I'm really lucky."
Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, and Ken Watanabe. The Legendary x Universal x Warner Bros. x Toho collaborative production hits theaters May 10.
But first, Reynolds is bringing an apparently meta PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 to theaters for the holidays.