Considering how Pokémon has sold hundreds of millions of games and billions of trading cards, fans are simultaneously delighted and blown away by the casting choice. This marks a huge get for Legendary in terms of star power, and audiences are already familiar with just hearing Reynolds' voice thanks to his role as Deadpool.
Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the project, which is due to start shooting mid-January in London.
Not a stranger to voice acting and motion capture (which will be utilized for the role), Ryan Reynolds certainly has the skills to pull this off. While video game films are often announced and quietly canceled, the Pokémon movie, based on the Detective Pikachu game, has been picking up quite a bit of steam of late.
THR reports few other details are known about the plot at this time. Universal Pictures is handling distribution of the live-action film outside Japan; Toho will handle distribution in Japan.
No release date is set as of yet.