Ryan Reynolds will be bringing Detective Pikachu to life using his voice and even his physical performance.
Next year, the first live-action Pokemon film hits the big screen in the form of Detecive Pikachu. The live-action/CGI hybrid film features Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds in the titular role, providing his iconic voice to the digital rendering of the character. Now it seems that the film is utilizing a process that has been most famously performed by actor Andy Serkis in franchises such as The Lord of the Rings and Planet of the Apes.
It turns out that the Deadpool star will also provide a motion capture performance to help bring Detective Pikachu to the big screen. Ryan Reynolds recently posted an image of himself on Instagram donning the dots used to help utilize an actor’s physical performance for an animated character. Check out the intriguing behind-the-scenes image in the post below.
Detective Pikachu isn’t the first time Ryan Reynolds has provided his voice for an animated character. In 2013, Reynolds made his animation debut with two films. The actor voiced the character Guy in The Croods and the titular snail in the film Turbo. Reynolds will also be providing his voice for Guy in the upcoming sequel The Croods 2. Unlike Detective Pikachu, those films did not require the actor to give a motion capture performance.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Detective Pikachu as soon as more information becomes available. Are you excited about the film? Which Pokemon are you most excited to see on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Here is a synopsis for the upcoming film:
A young man joins forces with Detective Pikachu to unravel the mystery behind his father’s disappearance. Chasing clues through the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo soon discover a devious plot that poses a threat to the Pokémon universe.
Directed by Rob Letterman, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Paul Kitson, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Karan Soni, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse, Chris Geere, Rita Ora, and Omar Chaparro. Be sure to catch ’em all when the film hits theaters on May 10, 2019.
New ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Posters Showcase Rodan, Mothra & Ghidorah
Earlier this week, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the newest trailer for their highly-anticipated sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The new trailer showed off some more epic action following the beloved monster along with some incredible sequences involving Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.
Now, Legendary has shared three brand new posters for Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah. Given that Godzilla will be battling with these monsters in the new film, it makes sense to see them receive their own poster that boasts their size and scale as they unleash their terror against humankind.
Given that Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah all take flight unlike Godzilla, it is going to be stunning visual spectacle to see them take the skies and swoop down as they all battle to the bitter end for what looks to be one of the most-anticipated blockbusters of 2019.
You can check out the new posters of Rodan, Mohra and Ghidorah down below by clicking "Next".
What do you think of these new posters? Are you excited to see the King of the Monsters take the reins in this new sequel? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the MonsterVerse.
Directed by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on May 31, 2019.