We've known for a while now that the Japanese exclusive Great Detective Pikachu is being adapted to the big screen by Legendary Entertainment. While the concept seems strange, there's a ton of talent behind it, such as Alex Hirsch, Nicole Perlman, and Rob Letterman. Recently, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton were cast as the film's male and female lead respectively. With a ton of big names going into the production of the movie, many fans were left wondering who would play the Great Detective Pikachu. One fan favorite was Danny DeVito, but it seems another actor has stepped up to the role instead: Ryan Reynolds.

Many actors were reportedly considered for the part, including Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Hugh Jackman. While these all seem like incredibly odd choices, Pikachu talks with a much deeper voice in Great Detective Pikachu. The overall premise of such a game was silly in its own right, and now that it's being adapted into a film, it only seems right to have somebody totally unexpected voice Pikachu. On top of this news, it seems filming will start in January 2018.

What do you guys think of this? Is Ryan Reynolds a good choice for Pikachu? Let us know what you think below!

Sources: Screen Rant, IGN

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