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Most Anticipated Movies of 2019: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

by Danny Zepeda | December 27, 2018December 27, 2018 12:30 pm EST

This is part of our “Most Anticipated Movies of 2019” series where we take a look at some of the movies we’re most excited to watch in the new year.

We’ve been asking for a live-action Pokémon movie for the better part of two decades and we’re finally getting one. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu shows a world that is inhabited by Pokémon, including Pikachu, who is voiced by Ryan Reynolds. 

The first trailer showed what some of these real life Pokémon will look like and it’s quite surreal. Many of the Pokémon were designed with fur to make them look more realistic, including Pikachu and Jigglypuff. In the jam-packed Ryme City, Pokémon abound everywhere, including Detective Pikachu, who will help find his missing partner by partnering up with his son, the only person who can understand him.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

  • Release date: May 10, 2019
  • Director: Rob Letterman
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse
  • Predecessor: First live action Pokemon movie



Danny Zepeda

Danny's first introduction to fandom was rewatching the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS everyday during fifth grade until he moved on to all