Yes, this movie is still happening. And yes, people are actually being cast in this.
Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Paranormal Activity 4) has signed on as the female lead in Detective Pikachu, joining Justice Smith. Newton apparently beat out Haley Lu Richardson (Split) and Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things) for the part, which I’m kind of disappointed in because I have a slight crush on Natalia Dyer. At least the 80s version she plays on Stranger Things.
Newton will play Lucy, “a sassy journalist who goes on an adventure with the boy, played by Smith, and Pikachu.”
Are you excited for this? Is Pokemon still popular? Were you part of the Pokemon GO craze a year or two back? And do you think the Rock should voice Pikachu? Let us know in the comments below.