Ryan Reynolds Set To Star In 'Detective Pikachu' Movie

After being both Green Lantern and Deadpool, this makes sense.

Reynolds joins the cast which now includes The Get Down star Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Halt and Catch Fire). There are even some weird mashups that have been floating around for years that are especially prescient.

In 2017, Donald Trump is President, Mister Sulu is a possible sex pest, OJ Simpson is walking around as a free man, and Ryan Reynolds will be playing a sentient yellow blob who solves crimes and speaks with a amusing voice.

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In addition to being able to change size and dodge almost everything thrown at him, he can also freeze opponents in place. Choi also has a stun gun that can be used for combos and numerous concoctions to freeze the player or just do some damage.

Ryan Reynolds will play the titular character, Detective Pikachu, who is a pokemon Pikachu that claims to be a great detective. But what do Detective Pikachu and Deadpool have in common?

No further details about Detective Pikachu were revealed, but the live action/GCI hybrid film is expected to begin shooting in London in mid-January. The team is later joined by a spunky journalist (Newton) who helps them on their mission.

Directed by Goosebumps helmer Rob Letterman, Detective Pikachu touts a script penned by Gravity Falls series creator Alex Hirsch and Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman. The actor will also deliver a motion capture performance according to THR's original report. Universal Pictures will handle distribution in the US and in foreign territories outside Japan. No release date is known at this time.

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