According to The Hollywood Reporter — but not yet announced by the studio Legendary — Ryan Reynolds will star in the live-action Pokemon movie “Detective Pikachu.” Reynolds will play the detective himself in what THR’s source said is a motion-capture role.
Reynolds’ casting follows Justice Smith of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and Kathryn Newton of “Big Little Lies.”But Ryan Reynolds? Deadpool is now Detective Pikachu?
Some fans are excited to see what Reynolds does with the character, other fans who really wanted Danny DeVito to voice the detective are upset, and several more people don’t really know what to think:
“Ryan Reynolds to Star in Pokemon Movie ‘Detective Pikachu'” pic.twitter.com/FgTZPufMYo
— Britton Peele (@BrittonPeele) December 7, 2017
— Megan Portorreal (@meganportorreal) December 6, 2017
Wait, Ryan Reynolds is going to PLAY Detective Pikachu? That makes no sense, Pikachu only says his own name.
— Elizabeth Rogers (@e1izabethrogers) December 7, 2017
But why Ryan Reynolds to play a mono-worded CGI electric cat? Does he do a such a good impression of Pikachu’s voice, it sounds more like Pikachu’s voice than the person who actually is Pikachu’s voice? 🤷🏼♀️ #DetectivePikachuhttps://t.co/iUgfbm8Xpn
— 🦋 idspispopd 😈 (@Bhaal_Spawn) December 7, 2017
— Jonjolley (@JonJolley) December 7, 2017
— Keven Skinner (@KevenSkinner) December 7, 2017
— April Dawn (@April13Dawn) December 6, 2017
Nothing but respect for MY Detective Pikachu pic.twitter.com/o68GDHQHCb
— Chris! Air! Good! (@chrisairbud) December 7, 2017
no… it can’t be…. my dreams have been crushed….
I’m so upset….
This is the worst news of the year….
Danny Devito will not be voicing Detective Pikachu in the Detective Pikachu Movie…
— Logan (@LoganWhal) December 7, 2017
Casting Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu is a slap to the face to fans who wanted Danny DeVito as Pikachu pic.twitter.com/wPRQJSRkK9
— Die Monster Die (@demifiendkane) December 7, 2017
— Dylan Helms (@dylan2368) December 7, 2017
internet: Ryan Reynolds to star in the Pokemon mover Detective Pikachu #DetectivePikachu
— Ariana (@msarianayo) December 7, 2017
You know it’ll be awesome because everything Ryan Reynolds touches these days is gold. It’s a bold choice, and that’s a good thing. Probably.
According to THR, “Goosebumps” director Rob Letterman is directing the film, and they’re due to start filming mid-January in London.
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