Previously, we shared that realistic Pokemon artist R J Palmer was a key talent behind the Detective Pikachu movie. While we only had his word for it back then, Palmer has now revealed more interesting details about his work on the film.
Recently, the artist tweeted out concept artwork that he made for Detective Pikachu, back in the movie’s preliminary stages. Interestingly, Palmer mentions that he based the art on actor Danny Devito – whom the producers had tried to cast before as Pikachu.
Check it out below.
This was a very early pass at showing different emotions Pikachu would have. I was very into the idea of Pikachu having bald cheeks to conduct the lightning but admittedly I don't think it would have worked nearly as well as the final design. pic.twitter.com/TnPpDBxUuX
— RJ Palmer@Fanime 1407 (@arvalis) May 23, 2019
What do you think? Does this look like the ideal Pikachu (or did we all dodge a bullet)? Let us know in the comments below!