The first trailer for Warner Brothers’ POKÉMON Detective Pikachu dropped on November 12 and whipped the internet into an absolute frenzy.
At last, Pokémon fans will be getting the live-action film they’ve so long hoped for!
Check out the trailer:
One detail some viewers took issue with was Pikachu’s voice. Eternally snarky and self-deprecating Ryan Reynolds will lend his voice to the iconic character, and not everyone is happy with the choice.
Some Poké-fans were hoping the titular detective would sound a little rougher around the edges.
Who the fuck got high and thought that Ryan Reynolds should voice Pikachu
— aidaho (@aidaazrin) November 13, 2018
What I see when i hear Ryan Reynolds voicing Pikachu. pic.twitter.com/sEEchWEVO5
— Dennis Naghizadeh (@DNaghizadeh) November 13, 2018
ryan reynolds really is playing pikachu pic.twitter.com/LAMBp0dlBW
— duan (@audreyjuliia) November 14, 2018
Some fans even went so far as to create doctored versions of the trailer featuring different voices as Pikachu. Perhaps the most disturbing and hilarious of these was created by @DolanDark on Twitter.
Have you ever wondered what conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ voice sounds like coming out of an adorable Pokémon?
If Detective Pikachu was voiced by Alex Jones pic.twitter.com/SIDqAhecOk
— Dolan Dark (@DolanDark) November 13, 2018
Fans were rolling on the floor laughing!
the destroy the child part, i'm crying
— Fraser (@iNabberTV) November 13, 2018
This is a masterpiece
— @lushsux (@lushsux) November 13, 2018
D̀̏ͤͬͦ̌eͣ̍̄̅̒s̐͛͌ͪ̒ͭt̐ͧ̓͌r͐́͑̋̎oy̑̎̈̾ ̇t́͋͛̀h͑ͨ̃ͮ̿̽eͬ̆͋ͪ̌̔ ͐ͯͦ̀̎̌̂c͑ĥ̾̈i̋ͥͣ̚ldͩ̓̍̎̚̚,ͥͧ͛͆ͯ ̒ͬc̏o͌ͩ̿r̅ͯ̄ru̅ͭ̒ͥ̔ͯͭpͥͯ̑̉t̃ ͫ̾͆͌̊ͬ͋t̋͋h̋̑ë́̔͗ͩ̆ͩ͑ṁ̓̿̋ ̂ͮͫ͑̂ͫa̓̊̈́̊ͭ̒̚l̓lͨ͂ͬ̓̑̽ pic.twitter.com/p2C8YBzaid
— jake (@jakeidkfa) November 14, 2018
Jones wasn’t the only person to get the Pikachu treatment.
Many other gravelly-voiced celebrities were spliced into the trailer to see what it would be like.
I replaced Ryan Reynolds voice in the Pikachu trailer with Danny Dyer pic.twitter.com/uHqanaNflb
— cheddar goblin (@AchinglyChic) November 14, 2018
— Mike (@FreshPancakez) November 13, 2018
Danny Devito is Detective Pikachu in some better timeline, and this is what it sounds like: pic.twitter.com/g029RoGPIh
— Blake (@NoShape_) November 12, 2018
Presenting, 'True Detective Pikachu’ (2018). pic.twitter.com/svQcwfp9zQ
— The Ringer (@ringer) November 13, 2018
Twitter may have enjoyed the fan edits more than the original trailer.
HOW CAN PEOPLE BE OKAY WITH DETECTIVE PIKACHU IF DANNY DEVITO IS NOT VOICING PIKACHU!?!?!?!#BoycottPikachu
— Kayden Marx (@KaydenMarx) November 15, 2018
— Thomas me, Ned (@thankin41) November 13, 2018
The new movie will hit theaters May 10, 2019, and Ryan Reynold’s performance will finally be given the respect it deserves. Either that or Danny DeVito will immediately be signed on for the sequel. Only time will tell!