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Ryan Reynolds To Star As Detective Pikachu In Forthcoming Movie


Wisecracking Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds has signed up to play bright yellow Pokémon Pikachu in the forthcoming movie, Detective Pikachu.

The movie is based on the game of the same name where Pikachu investigates and solves mysteries, most of which usually involve other Pokémon. Justice Smith will play the human companion who’s father has been kidnapped, whilst Kathryn Newton will play a “sassy detective.”

Pikachu was recently announced an official ambassador for the Japanese city of Osaka, along with Hello Kitty.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

  1. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    Ah, crap. Only the voice work? Gutted. When you said “star as” I really thought he’d be in a costume, bouncing around and getting up to all manner of nonsense.

    Fake news! :P

    Comment posted on 07/12/2017 at 13:37.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Since: Sep 2008

      I would absolutely pay to see RR dicking about in a Pikachu costume for ninety minutes! Deadpool’s driveby would turn into an amusing Dutch oven and there’s plenty of room for tiny hand jokes.

      Comment posted on 07/12/2017 at 14:20.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      He’s doing the motion capture as well

      Comment posted on 07/12/2017 at 14:25.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      The report I saw was that motion capture would be involved, so keep your fingers crossed!

      Comment posted on 07/12/2017 at 16:02.