Apparently Pikachu talks now?
Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Jackman, Mark Whalberg, and Ryan Reynolds are all on Legendary Pictures’ radar to voice the popular Pokemon, reports That Hashtag Show. None of the actors have met with Legendary yet, but if this is who they are interested in casting then this film will surely be… something. Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is still signed on to direct.
I remember when they announced a Pokemon movie. I thought, “this seems like a good idea. Have Ace and Pikachu on their quest to capture Pokemon.” Basically, make it a live-action adaptation of any one of the hundreds of episodes available. Then they announced Detective Pikachu, and I thought, “What kind of balls does Legendary have?”
Pokemon really enjoyed a mainstream renaissance when Pokemon GO took over the world summer 2016. It has once again simmered, so it’s left to see if Detective Pikachu will be able to pick up general interest. Casting The Rock might be a good start though.