Ryan Reynolds Will Play Pikachu in Pokemon Movie

December 7, 2017

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This may be the oddest piece of news I came across this morning. 

It's been announced that there will be a live-action Pokemon movie coming to theaters called Detective Pikachu. The movie isn't surprising to me at all because Pokemon continues to be huge across the ages. 

What I am a bit taken back by is who directors have cast to play Pikachu

I guess it's not 100% crazy considering his role in Deadpool and the humor he brought to that role. But still some people are a bit miffed. 

And some hate the idea all together. 

The movie is supposed to set production in January so that could mean a late 2018 release? I think Reynolds makes the most sense out of the list of actors they were considering like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hugh Jackman, and Mark Wahlberg. Can you imagine "The Rock" as Pikachu? Does his voice even go that high?