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Ryan Reynolds to star in live-action Pokemon movie

on December 06, 2017, 7:35pm

Photo via Comicbook.com

From Deadpool to… Pokemon.

Ryan Reynolds is set to star in the forthcoming live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu. He’ll play the film’s titular character, appearing alongside Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies).

The film finds Smith’s¬†character teaming up with Detective Pikachu after her father is kidnapped.¬†Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) wrote the script to be directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps).

Production is set to begin in mid-January. A release date has not yet been set.

Meanwhile, Reynolds’ other big blockbuster, Deadpool 2, is set to hit theaters next June.

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