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Did Fans Find DETECTIVE PIKACHU’s Villain in the Poster’s Easter Eggs?

The first trailer for Detective Pikachu totally blew us away. Not only does the movie and all of its many Pokémon look great, it was jam-packed with characters, hidden details, and homages to the franchise. It sent us on a search to unearth all of them, but that was just the beginning of the sleuthing. The movie also released a loaded poster full of great touches and tributes for fans to find. Did the internet discover something even more important in that image though? Did it reveal Detective Pikachu‘s main villain–or rather villains? Today’s Nerdist News looks at the case of the missing bad guys.

Pokémon superfan Hector Navarro cracks open all of the Easter egg contained in the movie’s gorgeous–and very full–poster, which features tons of fun nods to past games and shows. It also includes lots of potential clues to the film’s plot and possible settings both in and out of Ryme City. But what has fans most intrigued is a trash can spray-painted with the letter “R” and “M2.” Is that a sign Detective Pikachu’s main enemy will be a whole team of bad guys?

What are the odds a random “M2” and “R,” which just so happen to be hiding in plain sight, aren’t very important to the movie? Pretty low, right? Considering the interactive poster, which encourages fans to find all of the Easter eggs, won’t even acknowledge they exist probably answers that.

You don’t have to be Detective Pikachu to know that trash can is up to no good!

What do you think? Is this a sign of who the film’s foes will be, or are we reading too much into some letters? Tell us your theory in the comments below.

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