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Ash Ketchum famously declared that he would catch ’em all, but the one thing he won’t catch is a front-row seat to the first live-action Pokémon movie.

Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman confirmed that the TV series’ famous protagonist won’t be appearing in the film — which technically is in line with the premise of the video game upon which it’s based, which features an entirely new lead character. But this decision will inevitably leave plenty of ’90s kids who grew up on the series heartbroken. It must be even worse for the fans of Red.

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The very-elusive crime solver known as Detective Pikachu has decided to move out of his home at Universal and set up shop at Warner Bros. instead. The film, which is 100% real, we swear, features Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu, a Pokemon who solves mysteries and wears a Sherlock Holmes hat, or some such silly nonsense.

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Hey, remember that a Detective Pikachu movie is happening? And remember that Ryan Reynolds is starring as the voice of the talking hardboiled private eye Pikachu? And that this will be the first Pokemon feature film outside of the anime movies that have been released? Well, this baffling movie just got a little more bizarre, with acclaimed serious actor Ken Watanabe joining the cast of Detective Pikachu. Yeah, this movie’s still real.

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UpdateDetective Pikachu will hit theaters on May 10, 2019, according to Legendary Entertainment and Universal Pictures.

If you ever wanted Deadpool to provide the voice of a Pokémon character, today is your lucky day. Ryan Reynolds is going to be Detective Pikachu, because this is the age we live in. The live-action Pokémon film adapted from the video game Great Detective Pikachu will have Reynolds providing the voice of the monster detective. The film will have Pikachu teaming up with some human characters played by Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton for a mystery centered around a kidnapping. Long live cinema!

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Detective Pikachu movie cast

That live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu, is still happening, no matter how strange it might seem. Detective Pikachu continues to slouch its way towards existence by casting its female lead, Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton. There are no details on just who Newton is playing, but it’s safe to assume she’s not playing the eponymous pocket monster detective. More details about the Detective Pikachu movie cast await you below.

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Detective Pikachu, a real movie that’s really being made, just cast its lead. Justice Smith, who appeared in the Netflix series The Get Down, has just joined the cast of the upcoming Pokémon movie. I’m assuming he’s not playing Pikachu, but rather the human character who assists the intrepid monster detective on his quest to solve mysteries.

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