After a 3-plus month wait since the extremely well-received debut trailer as well as a number of TV spots, we are about to get an extensive brand new look at the much-anticipated POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. The film’s next trailer has been rated today by Consumer Protection BC – based on upcoming film releases for the U.S. and Canada, we expect it to be in theatres with Captain Marvel in two weeks, with an online release some time in the next 14 days. As always, we’ll be sure to update as soon as more info comes in, as well as when the trailer lands!
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. 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. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together 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—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
Starring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse and Rita Ora in live-action roles, the film is released May 10 in the U.S. and the UK.