POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Movie Showcased at Worlds. Stars of the upcoming movie were on hand to help kick off the 2018 Pokémon World Championships in Nashville.
Competitors and fans at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships opening ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, got a surprise treat when cast members of the first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, came to the stage. The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara introduced movie director Rob Letterman and actors Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton to talk a little about the upcoming film.
Slated to launch in 2019, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is a live-action adventure mixed with CGI Pokémon, and it stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu. Other big names in the cast include Bill Nighy, Rita Ora, Ken Watanabe, and Suki Waterhouse, in what is sure to be an exciting cinematic event next year.
Fans even got a chance to lend their voices to the film. Letterman led a chant of the attendees shouting out “Pikachu!” and “Charizard!” The audio was recorded for use in the movie. What a way to kick off the 2018 Pokémon World Championships!
Look forward to more details on POKÉMON Detective Pikachu as its 2019 launch draws closer!