Ryan Reynolds Will Portray Detective Pikachu In Upcoming Pokémon Live-Action Film

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Ryan Reynolds, who is going to appear again in the Deadpool sequel this year, has been cast to play Pikachu in the upcoming Pokémon live-action film. The 41-year-old actor will embody Detective Pikachu alongside Justice Smith in the role of a teenager searching for his missing father. It looks like Merc with the Mouth is going to catch them all with the cutes yellow rodent, Ash.


It has been two decades since the Japanese game has been released in 1998. Now, the sweetheart Ryan Reynolds will be part of the upcoming movie inspired by it, Detective Pikachu.


The character Detective Pikachu was first introduced into the Pokemon world in a 2016 video game. In the new, live-action film, the Deadpool star will have the role of a self-styled investigator. The detective, who is good at fining things, will take on the job of finding a kidnapped parent.


Twenty-two-year-old Justice Smith, of the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will be the co-star, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is set to helm the film, which will start shooting in the middle of January in London. Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch have written the latest drafts of the script.

The Pokemon franchise has sold over has sold 300 million video games worldwide and has produced an animated series lasting 20 seasons.


The narrative of the upcoming Pokémon live-action film starts off with Smith’s character’s father being kidnapped, which will be a reason for the teen to team up with Pikachu so that they can find him. Big Little Lies star Kathryn Newton, who will play the sassy journalist, will help the pair.


Ryan’s fans won’t have to wait that long for Pikachu since Deadpool 2 is being released on the 1st of June. Of course, if you are so eager and can’t wait that long, here are some bizarre teaser trailers.

The Canadian’s brilliant Deadpool performance has shown us that probably Ryan is the ideal actor for this role. Also, he has experience in this area, having worked on animated projects like The Croods and Family Guy.


So, not only his fans but the bigger audience will probably also wait impatiently to see how the Vancouver-born actor is going manage Pikachu’s electric powers.

Well, as Mewtwo put it, “I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”

Source: unilad

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