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Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu
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Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu

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The Pokémon phenomenon has certainly stood the test of time, for something that appeared to be a kids craze at the turn of this century. Here we are, 20 years down the line discussing an upcoming film featuring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu.

The scheduled release date for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is May 10 2019 and the cast boasts some serious A-lister names; take Justice Smith, Rita Ora and Bill Nighy, for example.

With Ryan Reynold's at the helm, albeit just his voice, this movie has a certain Deadpool flavour about it. There's a knowing edge in the dry, comedic on-liners, a subverting of expectations in terms of Pikachu's character and some of the most advanced visual effects ever seen.

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