Detective Pikachu

Ryan Reynolds Cast As ‘Detective Pikachu’

Not sure what to make of this. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has been cast as the lead and titular role in a film called Detective Pikachu. The film is supposed to be a live action take on the Pokemon franchise which will also star Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies).

The role is said to be motion capture. What makes this even weirder is that the character is well known to only speak one word (his name), although that recently changed to much controversy on a recent animated film titled Pokemon: The Movie I Choose You. Maybe the role will be similar to Vin Diesel voicing Groot Guardians of The Galaxy franchise.

The film will be distributed by Universal and production is believed to start early next year.

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