It seems that Ryan Reynolds was not always guaranteed the role of the iconic Pokemon in Detective Pikachu as early test footage of the character featured Danny DeVito’s voice for the character.
During a recent interview with Game Informer, VFX producer Greg Baxter talked about the early test footage for the upcoming film. In it, the production team used Danny DeVito’s voice from earlier films and put them over early footage of the Pokemon. Apparently, the results were hilarious and Baxter is still a bit unsure as to why DeVito wasn’t cast:
It was really very funny, so I couldn’t speak to all the reasons why it wasn’t Danny DeVito cast. I love Danny and some point maybe after the movie comes about, we can share those early tests. It’s absolutely hilarious.
From the look of things, we may have some hilarious DVD extras to look forward to for Detective Pikachu.
Danny DaVito, of course, was the fan favorite to play the iconic character in 2016. Some had hoped that the iconic actor might play the character in the upcoming film but this, sadly, did not happen. But from the sound of things, some of the people in the production team were big fans of the idea.
What do you all make of this? Would you have like to see Danny DeVito take on the role in the upcoming film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is a plot synopsis for Pokemon: Detective Pikachu:
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
Directed by Rob Letterman from a script co-written with Nicole Perlman, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular pocket monster, Justice Smith as Tim, Kathryn Newton as Lucy, and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as Lt. Yoshida.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu will be released in theaters on May 10, 2019.
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‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Photos Tease Clash With King Ghidorah
Total Film Magazine has released new Godzilla: King of the Monsters photos that tease a confrontation between the titular kaiju and King Ghidorah.
Legendary's MonsterVerse continues with Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the highly-anticipated film will pit the titular kaiju against some of the most beloved Toho creatures, including the three-headed King Ghidorah. Now, Total Film has unveiled two magazine covers and four new photos that offer fans a glimpse at the monster mayhem that will be unleashed when Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters.
You can check out the first image and click "next" to continue the gallery!
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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.
Directed by Michael Dougherty from a script written by Max Borenstein, Michael Dougherty, and Zach Shields, 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 Zhang Ziyi.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on May 31, 2019.