The full version of Pokemon: Detective Pikachu has leaked online ahead of its premiere this weekend–or so a silly piece of trolling would have you believe. A YouTube account called “Inspector Pikachu” uploaded “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu: Full Picture” today, and it has the bells and whistles like studio logos and such that make it appear to be the Real Deal.
But it’s not. It’s actually a piece of viral marketing for Detective Pikachu. Part of the appeal here is the surprise, so we won’t spoil it for you. Here you go:
Detective Pikachu comes to theatres this Friday, May 10. It stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu, with Justice Smith playing main character Tim Goodman. Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, and Kathryn Newton also star in the film that’s directed by Shark Tale’s Rob Letterman.
For more on Detective Pikachu, check out GameSpot’s review and what other critics are saying. You can also check out GameSpot’s interview with Letterman and Smith in which they talk about keeping hardcore Pokemon fans in mind when making the movie.
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Author: Eddie Makuch