Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu in first live-action Pokemon movie

Cinemas will be electrified with cuteness and action next year with the release of the first-ever live-action Pokémon movie “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu”.


In the trailer for Detective Pikachu, released Tuesday, viewers got to hear the talking voice of Pikachu, dubbed by "Deadpool" actor Ryan Reynolds.

The clip also showed a glimpse of beloved pocket monsters Charizard, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Mr. Mime, and the place where they coexist with humans, Ryme City.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” kicks off with 21-year-old Tim Goodman's (Justice Smith) journey to find his missing father Harry. Along Tim's search, he comes across the adorable, intelligent, wise-cracking Pikachu, who also happened to be his dad's former Pokémon partner.

The film, directed by Rob Letterman -- the man behind "Goosebumps" and "Monsters Vs. Aliens" -- will "electrocute" audiences at the big screen on May 10, 2019.