Ryan Reynolds Is DETECTIVE PIKACHU in the New POKÉMON Live-Action Movie

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That honor belongs instead to one Ryan Reynolds. The world is unusual, and I'm not sure I'm long for it anymore.

Ryan Reynolds has landed a starring role in the upcoming Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu. While I'm sitting here wondering what a totally mocapped Pikachu would look like, I think we can all agree there will likely be fewer f-bombs.

Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing Detective Pikachu, which is due to start filming mid-January in London, with the release date to-be-announced. These are things I wouldn't know because I'm a grown fucking man, but I hope your kids are happy.

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Casting has ramped up recently on Detective Pikachu, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's Justice Smith signing up to play the male (human) lead.

The report says that the role "is said to be motion capture in nature", since it's a live-action role where Pikachu is digitally inserted. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the live-action Detective Pikachu film from Legendary and The Pokémon Company as we learn it. Reynolds, however, can likely deliver a similar performance that is just as incongruous with the traditional image of Pikachu - just look at his work in Deadpool. When his father goes missing, Smith's character teams up with the Pokémon investigator to find him.

That is incredibly different than the video game, which involved a boy, Tim Goodman, running into Pikachu and them running around solving minor crimes in the city, like stolen jewelry.

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