Pikachu talks in new movie trailer and the Internet is going nuts

Pikachu talks in new movie trailer and the Internet is going nuts
PHOTO: YouTube screengrab/Warner Bros

He's yellow, fluffy, and cute as a button.

But when the most famous Pokemon opened his mouth in the trailer of upcoming live-action movie Detective Pikachu, many longtime fans were taken aback.

Since when did the critter sound like a snarky man?

When he goes "Pika, pika," he could very well be saying, "Put down the stapler, or I will electrocute you!"

In the movie, Pikachu turns sleuth as he goes on an adventure with Tim Goodman, played by Justice Smith, to locate his dad detective Harry Goodman who has gone missing.

If you think that the Pokemon sounds like Deadpool, you're not wrong.

on Twitter

on Twitter

With his voice, actor Ryan Reynolds brings Pikachu to life - complete with sarcasm and witty remarks.

As the beloved animated character makes his 3D transformation, netizens just can't stop gushing about his plush fur.

on Twitter

Well, Warner Bro's Pictures is not too far off, considering that Pikachu's design was inspired by a squirrel.

Other popular pocket monsters such as Jigglypuff, Psyduck, and Mr Mime also make an appearance in the film.

And netizens can't decide whether they're excited or disturbed by the trailer.

on Twitter

on Twitter

on Twitter

Judging by the barrage of adoring tweets online, it appears that we're looking at a potential hit with both the adults and the kids.

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is slated for release in theatres in May 2019.

minlee@sph.com.sg

More about

movies Pokemon
Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDED CONTENT

SPONSORED CONTENT

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.