THR dropped the news that Ryan Reynolds will voice the crime-solving Pikachu in the live action Pokemon movie, which is simply titled Detective Pikachu. The role will also said to be "motion capture in nature." Reynolds joins a cast that includes The Get Down's Justice Smith and Big Little Lies' Kathryn Newton. Reynolds was one of four actors previously said to be in consideration to play Pikachu, the other three being Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. There's no word yet on if Reynolds' Pikachu will break the fourth wall Deadpool-style, but you can guarantee that he'll be dropping wisecracks left and right.
Along with Ryan Reynolds' casting, this report also shared some plot details that had been rumored. Supposedly Detective Pikachu will begin when Justice Smith's character's father is kidnapped, and in order to track him down, this lad will team up with this special Pikachu. While Reynolds' Pikachu isn't as powerful as others of his kind, he is more intelligent and has a knack for tracking things down, hence why he's adopted the investigator persona. And like the original Detective Pikachu, Reynolds' Pikachu can speak like a human, although it remains to be seen if the movie will make it so that only the boy can understand him or if everyone else will be able to as well. Regardless, these two will be joined by Kathryn Newton's character, who is a "sassy journalist." It was previously reported that she would be working on a story involving missing Pokemon and that she'll be joined by a Psyduck
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