The film “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” was a great success in theaters. Just before the release, Ryan Reynolds, who lends his features to the adorable Pikachu, had made a good joke to Internet users. A joke with more than 37 million views…
Detective Pikachu: Pokémon come to life
Released in May 2019, the film Pokémon Detective Pikachu is the first feature film in real shots dedicated to the saga Pokémon. It is an adaptation of the eponymous video game released in 2016.
The film tells the story of Tim Goodman (Justice Smith), a young student who has just returned to Ryme City and goes in search of Harry, his missing father. Detective Pikachu, the latter’s former partner, helps with the investigation.
Searching the neon-filled streets of Ryme Town for clues, a modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live in harmony, they discover a shocking plot that may well destroy this peaceful coexistence and threaten their entire universe.
To bring the adorable Pikachu to life, it was Ryan Reynolds who lent himself to the performance capture exercise (before appearing in the flesh at the end of the film). The film was a great success in theaters, totaling more than 433 million at the worldwide box office (for a budget of 150 million).
Ryan Reynolds awesome prank
We’ve known it for a while: Ryan Reynolds, like his character from Dead Pool, is a little joke. And he took advantage of the promotion of Pokémon Detective Pikachu to prove it again.
Indeed, just before the film was released in US theaters, the actor had retweeted a link from what appeared to be a pirated version of the feature film, by challenging Warner Bros.
The YouTube link, posted by a mysterious “Inspector Pikachu” indeed revealed the beginning of the film, with a watermark on the image in the name of “R. Reynolds”. But after a little over a minute, the image gave way to Pikachu dancing… for 1h40.
A nice joke from Warner Bros and Ryan Reynolds, who still counts to this day over 37 million views.