Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Live-Action Film’s 1st Trailer Is Out

You’ve seen Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern (although he insists you don’t) and then as Deadpool (which he insists you do).

Now, you’ll see the man himself as none other than everybody’s favorite yellow mouse: Pikachu.

Warner Bros. revealed the first trailer for its live-action Pokémon: Detective Pikachu film on Monday. The trailer offers the first look of the characters and CGI Pokémon. Yup, you heard me: no more animated characters. It’s time you see them in the real world.

Pikachu is just so furry and adorable.

The film is set to be released in the USA on May 10 next year, and is based on the Detective Pikachu Nintendo 3DS game, which debuted in Japan in 2016. An extended version shipped in the West on March 23.

Fun fact: As it turns out, artist RJ Palmer, who actually works for Ubisoft SF but is also known for uploading designs of “realistic” Pokémon, was scouted by the film’s production designer to work on the CGI for the movie. He has revealed that this chance of a lifetime came about when the production designer for the movie looked up “realistic Pokémon” on Google and chanced upon his work. And from 2016 to 2017, Palmer worked on the concept art and designs which turned into the creatures we saw on the trailer. Here’s one of his works:

Realistic Pokemon-Season 2 by arvalis

Lesson learnt: Hard work pays off! Show your creative effort to those around you, and who knows? The chance to work on something bigger than you could just be around the corner!

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