Ryan Reynolds brings Detective Pikachu ‘leak’ to producers’ notice in a way only he can. Check out his witty tweet
Ryan Reynolds is the best when it comes to marketing his movies. The actor has retweeted what appears to be a link to a leaked version of Detective Pikachu. However, it’s something even better.Updated: May 08, 2019 17:07 IST
In a first, the team of Detective Pikachu created its own ‘leak’ copy of the film and Ryan Reynolds, the voice of the beloved Pokemon, brought it to Warner Bros attention on social media in his signature wry humour.
Days ahead of its theatrical release, the 1 hour 42 minute-long supposedly ‘pirated’ footage found its way on the Internet with an ‘R Reynolds’ watermark placed quite conspicuously in the clip.
The video, titled ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu: Full Picture’, was shared from a Twitter account called Inspector Pikachu. Reynolds retweeted the post and “informed” the studio and the movie’s official account on the microblogging site about the supposed “leak”.
“Attn @DetPikachuMovie @warnerbros. Leak...” wrote the actor.
At the first glance, it seems that it could be a pirated copy of the film but the video is a well thought-out and funny marketing gimmick, which shows Pikachu dancing to Bobby King’s “I Cannot Hear You” for almost two hours straight.
Detective Pikachu is slated to be released Friday.
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First Published: May 08, 2019 17:07 IST