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Ryan Reynolds to Play Detective Pikachu in New Pokemon Movie!

Ryan Reynolds to Play Detective Pikachu in New Pokemon Movie!

Ryan Reynolds is about to join the Pokemon universe!

The 41-year-old Deadpool actor has joined the cast of Legendary’s upcoming live-action Pokemon movie adaptation called Detective Pikachu, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton will also star in the movie, directed by Rob Letterman, which is due to begin filming in mid-January in London, England.

Ryan will play the titular Detective Pikachu.

Here’s a plot summary: When a teen’s (Smith) father is kidnapped, she must team up with Pikachu (Reynolds) in order to find him. A sassy journalist (Newton) helps them on their quest.

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  • Munoz Munoz

    Oh how the mighty have fallen…why would he do this movie??

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  • J.K.

    wtf?

  • Pitysaurus_rex

    I love everyone that I have seen involved with this so far, but this is one of the dumbest premises I’ve ever heard of. I’m hoping it won’t be a Roger Rabbit knockoff.