Get ready for a sassy and talkative Pikachu, because Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds will lend his voice to the titular character in Legendary’s upcoming live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu. The film has been casting its young leads in recent weeks, Ryan Reynolds marks the first big star for the live-action adaptation of the beloved anime/gaming property.
Reynolds joins The Get Down star Justice Smith, who will soon be getting blockbuster exposure in J.A. Bayona‘s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is on board to direct the project, which is scheduled to start filming in London mid-January. The script comes from Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls).