Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds will star as Pikachu in the upcoming Detective Pikachu film.

1

Reynolds will voice and perform motion-capture for the CGI creature, Hollywood Reporter revealed.

He'll be joined by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's Justice Smith and Big Little Lies' Kathryn Newton in as-yet unrevealed human roles.

The plot will see Reynolds, as Pikachu, helping Smith's character track down his kidnapped father.

The whole thing is based on a Japan-only 3DS game, where a talking Pikachu wearing a deerstalker cap solves mysteries. It has, to date, never been translated into English.

Londoners, keep an eye out for Detective Pikachu shooting scenes on location in the capital in mid-January - especially if you fancy letting Reynolds having a peek at you.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (32)

About the author

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

News Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.

More articles by Tom Phillips

Comments (32)

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related