Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu in the freakish first trailer for ‘Detective Pikachu’

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When Detective Pikachu was announced as a live-action movie starring Ryan Reynolds, I was pretty anxious.

Detective Pikachu blasts into theaters on May 10, 2019.

The approach appears to appeal to an older audience, with a gritty look and more adult humour thrown into the mix, such as Pikachu saying the problem is that he pushes people away then "hates them for leaving" during an interrogation with the Pokemon Mr. Mime.

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Warner Bros. Pictures posted the first trailer for Detective Pikachu on Monday, and it's full of cute, fiery and mischievous monsters. 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. Also starring Justice Smith as Tim; Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter on her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. He gets help from his dad's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking super-sleuth.

The two join forces to solve the mystery of the young man's missing father, and they butt heads with plenty of familiar faces along the way. The two embark on a wild adventure 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.

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