Pikachu-adoring fans are going to Pokémon GO into theaters to see their favorite character get the cinematic treatment starting May 10, 2019.
The highly-anticipated POKÉMON Detective Pikachu stars Once Upon a Deadpool funny guy, Ryan Reynolds, and is based on the video of the same name that is a spinoff of the popular Pokémon franchise.
To tease fans, Reynolds upped his game in the vein of his usual Twitter antics by sharing a sneak peak photo from the production and giving Hugh Jackman a temporary hiatus from his ongoing trolling war with Wolverine.
Reynolds simply tweeted, "Pika-Dots" to accompany his new movie mug shot.
Pika-Dots. #DetectivePikachu https://t.co/A7FRUC899r— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds) 1546215294.0
No, those are not freckles on his face. The constellation invading his visage is a series dots used to record movement for a process called motion capture. The information gathered from the movement is then rendered to animate a digital character—in this case, Pikachu.
Yes, Ryan Reynolds—a.k.a. the foul-mouthed Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool—will now play the lovable yellow rodent.
The frivolity on Twitter unfolded from eager fans looking forward to seeing the new film. The hybridization of two signature characters was particularly amusing.
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie Soon.... https://t.co/2dwKdNBJfD— Deadpool (@Deadpool) 1546215335.0
@DammitWade @VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie Pikapool— SiN SiLkY (@SiN SiLkY) 1546215433.0
@SiLkY429 @DammitWade @VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie Deadchu— Fotemr (@Fotemr) 1546215473.0
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie https://t.co/7fEEaxVLQv— Shitty Watercolour (@Shitty Watercolour) 1546272772.0
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie Pika-butt ! 😲 https://t.co/t1ECyQjvNs— Pat Beaton (@Pat Beaton) 1546215707.0
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie I wonder if you had a moment when you thought: https://t.co/4u2gAbl1IZ— T.J. (@T.J.) 1546215757.0
The picture inspired other mashups.
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie https://t.co/XxReZW13ma— SocietyWatch (@SocietyWatch) 1546228013.0
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie https://t.co/n9XMnpDq2d— Anime Ibérico (@Anime Ibérico) 1546271814.0
See a resemblance?
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie https://t.co/MP3aaPxI5i— Juan Miguel Deleon (@Juan Miguel Deleon) 1546221094.0
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie Would probably look more like this https://t.co/U15HQKaL64— Russell Stewart (@Russell Stewart) 1546282628.0
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie Thats why i find.....why pikachu is looking so cute.....thats gud https://t.co/b97yjo1DoK— chris evans (@chris evans) 1546219986.0
It's game on, Ryan!
@VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie Ryan, we're all waiting for your version of this meme. Please don't disappoint. https://t.co/KrGhEeoNb3— Chris~BigK (@Chris~BigK) 1546215771.0
An eagle-eyed user noticed what appears to look like the Eye of Providence. Is it intentional?
@Loggo64_ @VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie Did you see that? https://t.co/GOzWLCSExS— KY_LOE R3N (@KY_LOE R3N) 1546228347.0
@Ky_Loe @Loggo64_ @VancityReynolds @DetPikachuMovie I actually cant tell if they accidentally made a triangle there… https://t.co/OGN4elXOBw— LackLuster Delinquent (@LackLuster Delinquent) 1546232067.0
Eager fans have high expectations.
If Deadpool doesn't make fun of/reference this movie in the next film I'll be a bit disappointed https://t.co/TxWKia1lrH— karli (@karli) 1546225594.0
@redvine1234 If this film doesn’t make fun of Deadpool...— Parma Violet (@Parma Violet) 1546242031.0
Excitement for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is real, guys.
My husband is more excited about this than he was for our wedding day 🤩😞 https://t.co/hIZLz4uEjX— Natalie Wolfe (@Natalie Wolfe) 1546226062.0
Smith plays a detective named Tim Goodman who enlists Detective Pikachu to help him search for his kidnapped father.
The film was helmed by Goosebumps and Shark Tale director Rob Letterman with a script co-written by Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Gravity Falls' Alex Hirsch.
Watch the trailer for Detective Pikachu in the YouTube clip below.
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Official Trailer #1www.youtube.com
Get ready to solve the case with plenty of mayhem along the way on May 10, 2019.
Ready to get your Pika-dotted game face on? We are!