Ryan Reynolds to do voiceover in Detective Pikachu


Ryan Reynolds has been cast as the voice of Pikachu in the upcoming live-action/CG hybrid movie Detective Pikachu, according to a news piece.

Though the news is unexpected, given that Reynolds is not the first actor to come to mind when people think of Pikachu, but nonetheless he has been warmly accepted owing to Reynolds having built up an amazing amount of geek cred for his iconic portrayal of the Marvel Comics anti-hero Deadpool.


Besides, Reynolds, other stars who are attached to the project include Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s Justice Smith and Big Little Lies’ Kathryn Newton.

The film being directed by Rob Letterman has been scheduled for a May 10, 2019 release.