After more than two decades of TV shows, video games and animated movies, the Pokemon franchise is finally venturing into the world of live action film storytelling. But rather than deliver an adaptation of Ash Ketchum's anime adventures, the new Pokemon movie will be based off the Great Detective Pikachu video game. Unlike other Pikachus, who only say variations of their name (like nearly every other Pokemon), this version of the electrically-charged mouse speaks like a normal person. And if a new report is to be believed, four big Hollywood names are being considered to lend some star power as the unique Pikachu.
According to That Hashtag Show, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are all supposedly being considered by Legendary Entertainment to play the starring Pikachu in a motion capture performance. These actors haven't had any meetings or discussions with the production company yet, their names have just supposedly been tossed around by the Detective Pikachu creative team. It's possible the Pokemon movie will end up turning elsewhere for the actor to voice Pikachu, but for now, these are some interesting candidates.
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