Turns out, Legendary Entertainment was serious in bringing the Canadian actor into the fold, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reynolds will be starring alongside Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) in the live-action film based on the 2016 video game.
Detective Pikachu, which will be directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) and whose script is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls), sees the beloved Pokémon helping Smith's character look for his father, who was kidnapped. It is only the second Nintendo franchise that has gotten the green light to be licensed by Hollywood, after the 1993 bomb, Super Mario Bros.
Will Pikachu break the fourth wall like the Merc with a Mouth?
In other Pokémon-related news: following the success of the Raid Battles and the Travel Global Catch Challenge, Pokémon GO continues its hot streak of user-gratifying updates with the introduction of the weather gameplay and 50 additional pocket monsters from the Hoenn region. Watch:
Aside from the opportunity of adding Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Flygon, Salamence, and Metagross to the Pokedex, existing mons have the potential to become stronger and will be easier to found in accordance with the atmospheric conditions. Which basically means that Charizard is now OP (overpowered) in the Philippines.
Truly, it's a good time to be a Pokémon fan.