See “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” Opening Weekend for a Chance to Capture Exclusive New Pokémon TCG: Detective Pikachu Trading Card

Advance Tickets on Sale Now for May 10th
Nationwide Release

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Moviegoers eager to see “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” on its North
American opening weekend beginning with early shows on Thursday, May 9,
will be the only fans who can get a special limited edition Detective
Pikachu trading card.


Through this first weekend and while supplies last, each guest will
receive an exciting two-card pack from the new Pokémon TCG: Detective
Pikachu
series of collectible trading cards from The Pokémon Company
International. One card will be randomly selected from the series
currently available at retail locations and featuring select Pokémon in
their CGI likeness as seen in the movie. The second is guaranteed to be
a limited-edition Detective Pikachu card available to those early-bird
fans who are among the very first to catch this first-ever live-action
Pokémon adventure on the big screen.

Tickets for the highly anticipated “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” go on
sale nationwide today, April 10, at 9:00 AM PDT, although advance
purchase does not guarantee the Pikachu card bonus, which is based on
theatre attendance and supply.

To view the entire Detective Pikachu card collection and for all things
Pokémon, go to www.pokemontcg.com/detectivepikachu/

About the Movie

The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective
Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the
beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation
entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises
of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience a Pikachu on the big
screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other.
The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its
own unique traits and personality.

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
work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective
Pikachu, they 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 and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy
this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith as Tim, and Kathryn
Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; as well
as Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, and Rita Ora, with Oscar
nominee Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy.

The film was directed by Rob Letterman, from a story by Dan Hernandez &
Benji Samit and Nicole Perlman, screenplay by Dan Hernandez & Benji
Samit and Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly, based on the “Detective
Pikachu” video game developed by Creatures Inc. It was produced by Mary
Parent and Cale Boyter for Legendary Pictures, and Hidenaga Katakami and
Don McGowan for The Pokémon Company. Executive producers were Joe
Caracciolo, Jr., Ali Mendes, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kenji Okubo, Toshio
Miyahara, Hiro Matsuoka, and Koji Ueda.

Letterman’s creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated
director of photography John Mathieson, production designer Nigel
Phelps, editors Mark Sanger and James Thomas, and costume designer Suzie
Harman. The music is composed by Henry Jackman. Visual effects are by
Moving Picture Company and Framestore.

Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global
sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming fandom with over
324 million units sold worldwide; trading card games available in 11
languages with more than 25.7 billion cards purchased; an anime
television series in its 21st season that is available more than 160
countries; and over 20 animated films; as well as books, manga comics,
music, toys, merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon
GO, that has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed
across the globe by fans of all ages.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary
Pictures Production, in association with Toho Co., Ltd, a Rob Letterman
Film, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu.” It will be distributed outside of
Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd.
and by Legendary East in China. It is rated PG for “action/peril, some
rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements.”

Contacts

For press inquiries, please contact:
Chris
Nutley, Warner Bros. Pictures
818 954-6626
[email protected]

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