The movie is coming in 2019...
Ryan Reynolds has shared a behind-the-scenes shot of him working on the upcoming Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie. Check it out below.
The official trailer for the live-action Pokémon movie was unveiled back in November. It was met with by a mixed reaction from fans online, who drew comparisons between Ryan Reynolds’ Pikachu and the actor’s superhero role in Deadpool.
With the film scheduled for a March 2019 release, Reynolds has now offered fans an insight into the movie’s production.
Taking to Twitter, the actor uploaded a composite image showing his face next to the CGI Pikachu. Reynolds has a number of black dots marking his facial features, which were used in the motion-capture process.
“Pika-Dots,” the star captioned the post, along with the hashtag #DetectivePikachu.
Meanwhile, a spoof trailer merging the worlds of Detective Pikachu and Bladerunner appeared online last month.
Upon the Pokémon film’s trailer being unveiled, fans suggested that the aesthetics of Detective Pikachu appeared to have been inspired by Blade Runner‘s futuristic style. In response, a video editor produced a surreal hybrid of the two movies.
The upcoming Detective Pikachu is set to be a realistic approach to the famous video game universe, with Pokémon rendered in high-quality CGI and interacting with real humans. Starring alongside Reynolds are Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, and Ken Watanabe.