We are just a couple of days away from the official release of Detective Pikachu, the first live-action adaptation based on the Pokémon franchise. Now it seems star Ryan Reynolds, who voices the character, has discovered someone leaked the entire movie online. Blame a mysterious YouTube channel called “Inspector Pikachu.”
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 7, 2019
The truth is that Warner Bros. has deployed a new marketing strategy to promote the upcoming movie. The video is in fact not the full movie, but an hour and half of a captivating dance from Pikachu. Although the first minute, at least, seems to be authentic footage from the movie.
Detective Pikachu‘s eclectic cast consist of Ryan Reynolds as the titular Pokemon, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy. Smith will star as a teen whose father is kidnapped which leads him to Reynolds’ Pikachu. Kathryn Newton is a young journalist who team up in order to find him.
Rob Letterman steps behind the camera for this movie as director, with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter producing the film for Legendary.
Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10. Check the “leaked footage” in all its cuteness below.