Detective Pikachu being developed was pretty surprising but what is possibly even more surprising is having Ryan Reynolds voice the titular character. Okay, maybe not surprising but a little puzzling as a live-action Pokemon film was kinda unexpected. It looks like that film could be pretty good however after the trailer for the film was unveiled a while back. Alongside Reynolds, the film also stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chapparo, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy among others. Those are all interesting names but it looks like we can add another one to that list, someone we may have recognized from Deadpool 2 and no, it’s not Josh Brolin.
It looks like Detective Pikachu will also see Deadpool 2 and The Catastrophe actor Rob Delaney join the cast of the upcoming film. This news comes from Radio Times who spoke with Delaney on the matter as rumours of his involvement in the film were circulating around. He confirmed these rumours, saying:
“That I can say, only because other people have been saying it. So, yeah, I am in that, yes.”
It’s a reunion baby! In case some of you may not remember, Delaney played Peter in Deadpool 2 alongside Reynolds. Peter is a regular man with no special abilities who ends up becoming a member of X-Force together with the likes of badasses such as Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Deadpool himself. Delaney didn’t reveal much about his role in Detective Pikachu but he did highlight that he probably wouldn’t be interacting with any of the Pokemon. He explained:
“My part takes place completely in the real world, so I didn’t have to interact with any of those weird little whatevers.”
That’s what you think Delaney but anything can happen when working with Ryan Reynolds, you should know that. To be honest, it seems like we may not actually see Delaney and Reynolds share screen time together based on what he mentioned above. That may not be amazing but at least they would have some time to catch up on-set (I’m sure Reynolds hangs around there even when he’s not needed).
Source: Radio Times