Comic artist Rob Liefeld celebrated the latest Detective Pikachu trailer with his own take on the furry, yellow Pokemon. However, his interpretation of the pop culture icon is accompanied by a very Deadpool-esque twist.
"Can't wait to swim in the 'pika-pika' pool with Detective Pikachu this summer!" he captioned his artwork on Instagram. "Excitement is high in my house for this one as I have at least one kid who far prefers #pokemon to DP!!"
Liefeld's sketch shows Pikachu with his detective hat on, but -- seeing as he's being voiced by Ryan Reynolds -- the artist had some fun by placing Deadpool's face in Pikachu's eyes. It's a fun concept, even though it comes off a bit unsettling.
That said, with this stamp of approval, Liefeld does get to combine some of his favorite things and please his kid. It also ensures that fans can never forget that the man who voicing Pikachu is the Merc with a Mouth himself.
Directed by Rob Letterman, Detective Pikachu stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe and the voice of Ryan Reynolds. The film opens May 10.