DETECTIVE PIKACHU Will Not Feature Ash Ketchum Because He's Had His Time
Some people may have been surprised to learn that the most famous Pokemon trainer, Ash Ketchum, will not be the star of Detective Pikachu. In fact, he won’t be in the movie! There’s a reason for that. Ash has had countless anime movies made about him and The Pokemon Company decided to give us a new character to focus on. At the 2018 Pokemon World Championship, IGN got to talk to director Rob Letterman about the upcoming film, and this is what he told them:
Detective Pikachu will be voiced by Ryan Reynolds and the film is set to release May 10, 2019.