Ryan Reynolds has joined the cast of Legendary and The Pokémon Company’s live-action Detective Pikachu movie.
Reynolds joins the cast which currently includes The Get Down star Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Halt and Catch Fire). According to the trades sources, Reynolds’ role is said to be a motion capture role as he provides the voice of the titular Pokémon.
Plot details have also been revealed as the story follows Smith when his character’s father is kidnapped, leading to his team-up with Pikachu in order to find him. Newton plays a sassy journalist who aids them on their search.
Rob Letterman (Goosebumps, Monsters vs. Aliens) is directing the Pokemon film from a script written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of The Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls). Universal Pictures will be distributing the film in regions outside of Japan, where long-time Pokemon film collaborator Toho will handle distribution duties. Production on the project is scheduled to get underway this January in London.
As of now, Detective Pikachu remains without a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the live-action Detective Pikachu film from Legendary and The Pokémon Company as we learn it.
16 ‘Justice League’ Trailer Scenes That Didn’t Make The Cut
SPOILER WARNING: The following article will explore scenes from the trailers for Justice League that do not appear in the final product.
Given the reshoots and studio mandate of having Justice League clocking in at a lean 2 hours, there were numerous scenes featured in the trailers that are absent from the finished product.
Hit Next for a rundown on some of the scenes from the trailers that are not in the final film.