2019 is shaping up to be an insanely busy movie year, with Frozen 2, Star Wars 9, Aladdin and even some films that aren’t being released by Disney all set to open during that period. But none of them may be as hotly anticipated as Detective Pikachu, the first ever live-action Pokémon movie that will star Ryan Reynolds for some reason.
The movie–which is based on a video game in which Pikachu blew fans away by saying something other than his own name over and over–has been given a May 10th release date, ComingSoon.Net is reporting. The film is being helmed by Rob Letterman, who was responsible for some of DreamWorks Animation’s bigger hits during their early years (including Monsters Vs. Aliens and Shark Tale) as well as the actually really, really fun Goosebumps with Jack Black. It’s unknown what kind of mystery Detective Pikachu will be solving, but we have to assume (or hope) that Ryan Reynolds will be playing his overly snarky sidekick who tags along for the ride, and maybe he says things like “gotta catch ’em all” when referring to placing criminals in prison. Or maybe Reynolds will be a member of Team Rocket, whose goal was to wage war on truth and kindness (or some other vague motive). Heck, come to think of it, Reynolds would be perfect as Meowth. We should start internet petitions immediately.
No word yet on when we’ll get that Pokémon Go! movie.