The Pokemon franchise has touched nearly every part of pop culture. They've had comics, games, TV shows, toys, animated movies, and a live touring musical. One thing they haven't had yet though is a live-action film, but that's all changing thanks to an upcoming film starring Ryan Reynolds.
The film, Detective Pikachu, stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Detective Pikachu. The movie will also star Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton. Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is set to direct Detective Pikachu.
The movie takes place in the world of Pokemon and tells the story of Smith's father being kidnapped and Detective Pikachu taking the case. Not much more is known than that, but we do know that Newton will play a journalist in the film.
With this being a new undertaking for the Pokemon franchise and so many things still unknown, Pokemon fans are asking a lot of questions.
Pokémon: *Has rich history of folklore, storylines, and almost 600 different creatures that’s been created*— norville rogers (@jeauxsmeaux) December 7, 2017
Also Pokémon: “in our first live action movie Ryan Reynolds And Pikachu gonna solve murders. Pikachu wears a detective hat”
Wait, Ryan Reynolds is going to PLAY Detective Pikachu? That makes no sense, Pikachu only says his own name.— Elizabeth Rogers (@e1izabethrogers) December 7, 2017
While many things are still up in the air at this point, there is one thing fans know they want to see. A Deadpool-Pokemon crossover. Let's be honest. It wouldn't be that weird.
The Deadpool Movie Trilogy:— 八ばん [Erick] (@MarionakaArena) December 7, 2017
While the Deadpool-Pokemon crossover does sound nice, there is one consequence of Ryan Reynolds getting the job. It means Danny Devito didn't, which many fans were hoping for when the project was first announced. Those fans are now devastated.
no... it can’t be.... my dreams have been crushed....— Logan (@LoganWhal) December 7, 2017
I’m so upset....
This is the worst news of the year....
Danny Devito will not be voicing Detective Pikachu in the Detective Pikachu Movie...
Boycotting the pikachu movie because it's not Danny Devito so what's the fucking point— Elizabeth the Grinch (@elizabethdanger) December 7, 2017
Look, we all love Ryan Reynolds, but is it too early to start a GoFundMe to have Danny DeVito record all of Pikachu's lines as an alt voice track?— The Warp Zone (@warpzonetweets) December 7, 2017
To be honest, after watching this fan made trailer, I get where Danny Devito fans are coming from.