Ryan Reynolds will play Pikachu in a live-action Pokemon film

Postado Dezembro 07, 2017

In an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Reynolds just nabbed a pivotal role in the upcoming live action-CG hybrid Detective Pikachu movie.

Reynolds will star alongside actors Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and The Get Down) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies).

The film will be directed by Rob Letterman, who previously directed the honestly-pretty-good Goosebumps movie. When his father goes missing, Smith's character teams up with the Pokémon investigator to find him.

Filming on the project is expected to start soon. The Detective Pikachu video game was never brought outside of Japan, so it will be interesting to see if Nintendo and The Pokémon Company decide to translate the game with the film's new star. This actor is none other than Ryan Reynolds most made famous for being Deadpool. Players usually act as trainers, who must collect the Pokemon creatures and use them to do battle. It's unclear if Reynolds will also lend his voice to the character, which could prove to be a bit controversial considering how fans reacted to the first time Pikachu spoke in a movie.

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch and Guardians of the Galaxy co-screenwriter Nicole Perlman wrote the current script for Detective Pikachu. Reynolds, however, is set to return as the trash-talking superhero in "Deadpool 2", expected to be released on June 1 next year. Let us know in the comments!