Ryan Reynolds to Play Detective Pikachu in Legendary's Live-Action "Pokemon" Movie

Detective Pikachu will be called upon to search for the missing father of Smith's character, while Newton will portray a journalist who gives them a much needed assist. After being both Green Lantern and Deadpool, this makes sense. Casting has begun - Kathryn Newton and Justice Smith are lined up to play the eponymous detective's human friends - but now a big ol' Hollywood star is attached too. There are even some weird mashups that have been floating around for years that are especially prescient. Until then, don't be surprised if you see a big yellow pocket monster with a magnifying glass and the voice of Ryan Reynolds, because that's kind of the point.

Ryan Reynolds has gotta catch 'em all - all the criminals, that is.

Willie Taggart receives loud ovation at Florida State basketball game
The Florida native is returning to the Sunshine State to coach Florida State. "This is not a rebuild, it's a realignment. The Ducks were 7-5 in Taggart's lone season and will play in the December 16 Las Vegas Bowl against No. 25 Boise State.

Despite that, "Detective Pikachu" is scheduled to start shooting in January. There's not a person out there who doesn't know him after the success of Deadpool, and his distinctive voice - which is good, considering the role is set to be all motion capture. Rob Letterman will direct Detective Pikachu, with Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch penning the script. Legendary intends for the feature to be the first in a new series of films that explores the Pokemon franchise from a fresh perspective. Universal Pictures will be distributing the film in regions outside of Japan, where long-time Pokemon film collaborator Toho will handle distribution duties.

The game follows a peculiar talking Pikachu who, despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, is rather intelligent and claims to be a great detective.

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