No, not when a previous poster for the movie strongly hinted at the legendary Pokémon playing an important role in the film. But what we didn’t expect was Mewtwo to be so smooth (literally). That wasn’t the only thing that stood out from the latest, super-packed teaser though. It had so many our our favorite characters doing amazing things that the trailer feels like it was designed to give the internet a fresh batch of memes as much as it was to get us excited. (It did both.) Here are some of the best reactions we came across on Twitter.
Let’s just say we weren’t alone in totally freaking out over that incredible Mewtwo introduction.
you know what, i think that Detective Pikachu actually looks really greOH GOD, WHAT?! pic.twitter.com/EPPEloOKjS
— Zachary Ryan (@ZachariusD) February 26, 2019
— Sincerely, Feb (@feb_cortes) February 26, 2019
— Andres Rabell (@andresrabell) February 26, 2019
First look at Mewtwo in Detective Pikachu (2019) pic.twitter.com/aFjigPVAye
— Patrick Sullivan (@pattsully) February 26, 2019
— Krojacica Sudbine ☂️ (@MonaLisa_1797) February 26, 2019
nine-year-old me would have lost his shit but 31-year-old me is still LOSING MY SHIT pic.twitter.com/hOsVjSfYwt
— heath (@heathdwilliams) February 26, 2019
The Pokémon world’s favorite bad-ass kangaroo-cat wasn’t the only highlight of the trailer though. There was plenty of other gold to choose from for fans thanks to plenty of Pokémon getting a chance (and in one case, a sombrero) to shine.
same energy pic.twitter.com/EGqZ36gj9x
— Aleš Kot (@ales_kot) February 26, 2019
— High Flying Pico (@MarceloJPico) February 26, 2019
— Charlie Morales (@4CharlieM) February 26, 2019
The CGI in Detective Pikachu looks so much better than it does in Aladdin, it boggles my mind. Like, how does a Snorlax sleeping on the street in the background look more believable than a classic Disney character played by Will Smith pic.twitter.com/tOeHVg4cH2
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) February 26, 2019
— Adele Ankers (@AdeleAnkers) February 26, 2019
— Raichattanoogachuchu (@BloodyMarquis) February 26, 2019
Me outside the theater opening day for Detective Pikachu pic.twitter.com/O0BAzIygjI
— ＣＡＳＥＹ ＢＲＩＮＫＥ (@casey_brinke) February 26, 2019
Yes, Mewtwo is in the trailer, and everything looks amazing.
— ACP | KingKrabb (@ManyNotSteve) February 26, 2019
— Plastic Walnut (@Plastic_Walnut) February 26, 2019
Everyone’s reaction to the new Detective Pikachu trailer. pic.twitter.com/kmLFhEa6m7
— KAL6 (@KAL6__) February 26, 2019
DETECTIVE PIKACHU (2019) & TAXI DRIVER (1976) pic.twitter.com/hHBiStHXA5
— Kony Turdis (@FlikMage) February 26, 2019
— Kevin “Drew” Arsenault (@EeyorbStudios) February 26, 2019
this is how i feel about detective pikachu pic.twitter.com/Ham5PkZwVA
— c (@maulsrobolegs) February 26, 2019
— the seánce (@RunOnGasoline_) February 26, 2019
— Ueberu91 (@ueberu91) February 26, 2019
— Catherine (@Catlips001) February 26, 2019
— LanceWithThePants (@Lancewiththepan) February 26, 2019
But if there’s one tweet that truly sums up just how hyped this Mewtwo-starring trailer has us, it’s this one.
Me after the second: BEST PICTURE LETS GOOO
— Chad Chavez (@ChadAChavez) February 26, 2019
May 10th can’t get here soon enough. Hopefully our wait is as smooth as Mewtwo.
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