Ryan Reynolds' stars as Pikachu in new flick and we can't decide if it's weird or cute

Publish Date
Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 12:15PM
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The first trailer for the new Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie has been unveiled … and we can’t decide if it’s completely weird or really cute!

The film stars Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds as an adorable fluffy yellow Pikachu who happens to also be a world-renowned detective.

Pikachu is determined to help out Tim – played by actor Justice Smith – find his missing father.

The trailer for the live-action flick, directed by Rob Letter (Goosebumps), had fans both delighted and confused.

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"This looks so weird but I’ll still watch it," one person commented on YouTube.

Another added, "Ryan Reynolds playing a yellow electric mouse is the weirdest thing I’ve seen. And I love it!"

"How much cute is Pikachu?!" another wrote.

Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to talk about his new role, writing: "I think we all know I'd wind up as a miniature detective repeatedly saying the same two words. Just didn't think it'd be this soon. #PikaPika."

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is set to be released in May 2019.