Ryan Reynolds to Star in ‘Detective Pikachu’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds has signed on to provide the voice of Pikachu in Legendary’s new Pokemon movie “Detective Pikachu.”

Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Jackman, and Mark Wahlberg were considered for the titular character.

Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps”) is set to direct with a script from Alex Hirsch (“Gravity Falls”) and Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”).

Justice Smith (who will be seen in the upcoming “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) and Kathryn Newton (“Big Little Lies”) have been cast as the film’s leads.

Smith’s character is forced to team up with Pikachu in order to find his kidnapped father. Newton will play a sassy journalist that helps them on their quest.

Filming is expected to start mid-January. Reynolds is expected to bring Pikachu to life using motion-capture technology.

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