Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Pikachu in the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie. In addition to providing voice talents, Reynolds will also portray the character via motion capture. Reynolds is most known for his role as Deadpool in the 2016 film Deadpool.
Other actors confirmed to appear in the film are Justice Smith, who will play the male lead, and Kathryn Newton, who will play the female lead Lucy. Lucy, a sassy journalist, goes on an adventure with the boy (played by Smith) and Detective Pikachu. Lucy also has a Psyduck.
The film will be distributed by Universal Studios in all markets except Japan, where Toho will distribute the movie. A release date has not been confirmed.