Ryan Reynolds shares image from the set of Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Recently, Ryan Reynolds shared a photo from the set of the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie. Reynolds hasn’t been a stranger to tweeting behind the scenes peeks of his various projects in the past (I’m looking at you Deadpool). With a cheeky caption, Reynolds displays his face outfitted with the facial recognition “pika-dots” that track his facial movements for his performance as the electric and adorable furball, Pikachu. Check out the image below for yourself.

About Pokémon Detective Pikachu

The trailer was released a few weeks ago, and, to the surprise of many, it actually looked appealing with the pocket monsters’ life-like CGI re-designs in action. For many, Reynolds’s voice with the trademark humor the actor has become synonymous with marries up with the beloved Pikachu nicely.  Reynolds’s newfound star power with hit films like Deadpool could potentially court a larger audience outside of the usual Pokémon fan circles. A quick Google search provides a synopsis of the film below:

“A young man joins forces with Detective Pikachu to unravel the mystery behind his father’s disappearance. Chasing clues through the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo soon discover a devious plot that poses a threat to the Pokémon universe.”

Recent months have been a joyous time for Pokémon fans. The classic adventure-themed structure from Pokémon games of old made its debut on the Nintendo Switch last fall with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! hitting store shelves. The Pokémon world also has a sizable presence in the hit Nintendo brawler, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with a number of Pokémon fighters, trophies, and stages available. It’s a great time to be a Pokémon fan.

What do you think of all the Pokémon buzz as of late? Do you like the CGI designs of these creatures in the upcoming film? Are you interested in seeing Pokémon Detective Pikachu when it hits theaters on May 10? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.



Chris Hinton
Accountant by day, video games enthusiast by night.  Somewhere in between all of that, I'm a husband, dad, and generally a giant man-child, too.  If a game is all about action, there's a safe bet I'm playing it.  I started laying waste to virtual worlds as a youngin' on the ol' Atari and haven't stopped since.