Some days it's hard not to believe life isn't living in a parody of itself. This is absolutely one of those days. Big name actor Ryan Reynolds will be starring in the upcoming live-action movie, Detective Pikachu, as none other than the cute, yellow mouse itself.
Ryan Reynolds is playing Pikachu in a live-action film.
Reports are saying that the small mouse will use motion capture data, so we won't be seeing a large, long-limbed yellow monstrosity. His voice remains, of course. Imagine it like Salem the cat in the Sabrina the Teenage Witch television show.
Reynolds will be performing with Justice Smith (as the son of the missing man) and Kathryn Newton (a journalist) in the film. The three characters team up to track down the missing father.
Based off a Nintendo 3DS game in Japan called Detective Pikachu (seen in header image), the movie was announced last year. Upon its unveiling, a large number of fans were shouting, begging, and even petitioning for the English voice role to be played by Danny Devito. It went as far as to elicit a response from Devito. It would seem that idea won't be panning out in the end.
The script will be written by Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman, the writers for Gravity Falls and Guardians of the Galaxy respectively. This leads me to believe this might actually be a great movie. While the Pokemon movies have never been bad, the live action Mario movie still has me gun-shy.