'Detective Pikachu' Stares Down Trouble in New Still

A new Detective Pikachu still shows the titular detective in one of his most intense moments yet.

Yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures released a new still image from Detective Pikachu, the upcoming live action Pokemon movie starring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of a gruff Pikachu who can talk to his human partner. The new image shows Detective Pikachu and his human partner Tim (played by Justice Smith) looking off-screen at some sort of threat. This is probably the angriest we've seen Pikachu so far and indicates that he's taking things seriously.

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The most interesting part of the new still is probably the large robotic arm lurking in the background. Could Detective Pikachu and Tim be investigating some sort of lab...perhaps where a certain cloned Pokemon was created?

We'll get a new look at Detective Pikachu later today during the NFC Championship game, which airs at 3:05 PM on FOX.

The official synopsis for Detective Pikachu reads as follows:


"The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe."

Detective Pikachu comes out on May 10th.