Ryan Reynolds has been at it again. The A-Lister relentlessly trolls everyone, from colleagues, to his wife Blake Lively and especially his fans.
The Detective Pikachu star posted on Twitter to Warner Brothers warning them of a leak (which is definitely not a publicity stunt, of course) of the upcoming Pokemon movie. The 'leak', according to Ryan, was posted on YouTube, before the film is released later this week.
The video on the tweet starts out with the usual Warner Brothers intro and a very realistic looking Pokemon clip. So far, so believable.
Then we see Pikachu having a little dance on screen. Strange, but maybe the new film decided to go down the retro route.
But you soon realise that Pikachu's dance goes on. And on. In fact, the Pokemon character does his dance for over an hour and 40 minutes.
And that is the moment you realise, we've been had, yet again, by Mr Reynolds. Fair play to you.
The actor shared the real trailer on Twitter back in February, with the caption: "He'll follow those clues no matter where they... oh look, something shiny."
He'll follow those clues no matter where they... oh look, something shiny. #DetectivePikachu pic.twitter.com/hz2pP2s9C3
- Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 26, 2019
Reynolds will play the popular pocket monster in the film, which is set in the Pokémon universe.
The 42-year-old previously announced his involvement by sharing the first trailer for the film on Twitter.
In the tweet, he said: "I think we all knew I'd wind up as a miniature detective repeatedly saying the same two words. Just didn't think it'd be this soon."
The film is being made by Warner Bros. Pictures in conjunction with The Pokémon Company and will be the first live-action film set in the Pokémon Universe.
The story will follow Pikachu as he helps Tim (Justice Smith) to solve a mystery, with one of the movie's villains believed to be Greninja - a dark/water type frog-like Pokémon.
Just in case you've been living under a rock for the last 20 years, Pikachu is the most famous icon of the Pokémon franchise, which has taken the world by storm since it emerged in the 1990s.
Nintendo's Pokémon franchise has sold over 300 million video games worldwide, shipped out billions of trading cards and has been the subject of a long-running animated series, so it's easy to see why producers know the film will be a smash hit.
The film is due to be released on 10 May 2019.
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