Of course, not really.
The “Deadpool” star, who voices the adorable yellow rodent-like creature in the upcoming Warner Bros./Legendary Entertainment release, hadn’t blundered into facilitating a massive piracy scheme three days before the theatrical release of “Pokémon Detective Pikachu.”
Reynolds’ tweet, under the guise of alerting Warner Bros. about the leak, was in fact a classic rick-roll-style prank, engineered to remind people that his movie opens Friday. The “pirated” copy of the movie on YouTube includes 60 seconds of what looks like the actual opening sequence of “Detective Pikachu” — followed by 102 minutes of Pikachu aerobicizing on a dance floor.
Um…. Attn @DetPikachuMovie @warnerbros https://t.co/UF7qYtKOYV
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 7, 2019
The “full movie” (at this link) in its