In the Pokémon games and anime, Mr. Mime is slightly unsettling. But in the upcoming Hollywood movie, the character is freaky.
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Six years ago, artist RJ Palmer started drawing Pokémon as though they were realistic dinosaurs. Those sketches, done for fun, led to him getting the job of a lifetime: working on the Detective Pikachu movie, which we got our first real look at today.
I don’t have many strong feelings about Pokémon, but I felt a strange chill come over me as I watched a hyper-realistic looking Pikachu speak with Deadpool’s voice. OK, I thought, we’re doing this. We’re actually doing this. Which is apparently how the rest of the internet felt, torn between amusement and existential dread. Also, fan art!
Right now, the Pokebuzz is all about the live-action Detective Pikachu movie starring Ryan Reynolds — but, as the kids like to say, you don’t just catch one. You catch them all. The first English-language look has arrived for the latest Pokemon animated flick, Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us, which is coming to the US for special screenings.
Nintendo may be keeping the 3DS on life support at this point, but there are still reasons to boot up the handheld console. Detective Pikachu, released in Australia last week, makes an especially compelling case for any fans of Pokémon who want to learn a bit more about the world of pocket monsters.
When it was originally announced that a Great Detective Pikachu movie got the greenlight, fans thought Danny DeVito would be the perfect choice for the character. Hollywood, however, had someone else in mind.
Remember how weird it seemed last year that a live-action Hollywood movie based on Detective Pikachu was getting made? Welcome to 2017, where Ryan Reynolds is in the movie. As Pikachu.
Will it ever actually get made and hit the big screen? Who knows. But a deal has at least been made, with Legendary Pictures and Nintendo agreeing to make a live-action Pokemon movie.
GandaKris makes custom Amiibo. She's made some excellent pieces over the last few months, but none so wonderful as this Detective Pikachu.