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Holy Chimichanga! Ryan Reynolds Has Been Cast As Pikachu?!

This Might Be The Greatest Thing Ever

In case you didn’t know, there’s a film in the works going by the name of Detective Pikachu. That’s right, one of the most iconic Nintendo characters of all time has taken up the mantle of Sherlock Holmes. Admittedly, we were a little sceptical given how near and dear Pokemon is to everyone who grew up with a Game Boy Color. The whole thing felt like another quick cash grab.

Well, we take all that back, because it has recently been announced that the electric mouse will be voiced by none other than Ryan Reynolds. You read that right, Deadpool is going to be playing Pikachu!

According to an article on Polygon

Actor Ryan Reynolds is set to star in the live-action Detective Pikachu movie as Pikachu, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Reynolds’ role will reportedly be “motion-capture in nature,” in case there was any confusion about whether Pikachu was going to be reimagined as a hunky human detective.

Reynolds will star alongside actors Justice Smith (The Get DownJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little LiesHalt and Catch Fire) in Detective Pikachu. Smith plays the son of a man who is kidnapped, while Newton plays a “sassy journalist.” The two will team up with Reynolds’ Pikachu to track down the father of Smith’s character.

Detective Pikachu is in production at studio Legendary. The project was announced in 2016 and is loosely based on the Nintendo 3DS game Great Detective Pikachu. The game stars a talking, crime-solving Pikachu who teams up with a human partner to help out fellow Pokémon in need.

If having Reynolds in the lead role wasn’t awesome enough, the script is being penned by the creative minds who gave us Gravity Falls and Guardians of the Galaxy. All of a sudden we can’t wait for this movie to come out!

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