Ken Watanabe joins Detective Pikachu movie

Ken Watanabe joins Detective Pikachu movie

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Ken Watanabe has joined the cast of Legendary and The Pokémon Company's upcoming live-action Detective Pikachu movie.

The voice of Detective Pikachu will be done by Ryan Reynolds who is mostly known today for starring in the very amusing 2016 film Deadpool. But it's all about cute but powerful creatures that compete in battle tournaments.

Pikachu is a species of Pokemon, while Detective Pikachu the character is a peculiar sort from the Pikachu set, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things.

Watanabe takes on the role of Detective Yoshida, a character created specifically for the film.

Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is helming the project, with shooting due to commence in London later this month. It's unclear if Reynolds will also lend his voice to the character, which could prove to be a bit controversial considering how fans reacted to the first time Pikachu spoke in a movie.

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Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch wrote the script with Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy having completed production polishes.

Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing for Legendary.

Watanabe's next major movie role will be in 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Watanabe was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in The Last Samurai, and he also appeared in Batman Begins and Godzilla.

He is repped by WME and ROAR.

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