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Next week, the very first live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu, will arrive in theaters. Ryan Reynolds is lending his voice to the title role, and the actor is, of course, known for another popular character: Deadpool. Which begs the question of what the often fourth-wall-breaking Deadpool would think of his actor being the star of a Pokemon movie. According to Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool would be cool with it.
He’d probably have a real problem with the absolute lack of four-letter words in the movie. But overall, Deadpool’s actually like a real softie. Deadpool likes the soft stuff… I could see him just losing himself into an episode of My Little Pony, so I think he would love Detective Pikachu.
You heard it here first: Pikachu never says a word that's exactly four letters.
Obviously, Ryan Reynolds is talking about a certain curse word here, and while I'm sure adult Pokemon fans are more than ready to hear Pikachu drop f-bombs all the live long day, I don't think that would play well with the younger crowds. People had a hard enough time learning that Pikachu was going to say "hell" in the movie.
But all-in-all, Deadpool would be totally okay with Ryan Reynolds going off to do a Pokemon movie. In fact, Reynolds told Jake Hamilton Deadpool would love Detective Pikachu. Deadpool may murder people for a living, but he has his softer side. Let's not forget that Deadpool is a big fan of unicorns.
Seeing as how the Deadpool movies love to make fun of Ryan Reynolds' career, I wonder if the next Deadpool movie will reference Detective Pikachu at all. Considering how much Green Lantern is torn apart, it would make sense for Deadpool to reference one of the most high-profile Ryan Reynolds movies. Pikachu sounds almost the exact same as Deadpool anyway, so there's your joke right there!
We don't know when the next Deadpool movie will be now that the franchise is firmly within Disney's grasp, but at least we don't have to wait very long for Detective Pikachu. The film follows Tim Goodman (Justice Smith), who must team-up with a sleuthing Pikachu that only he can understand to find his missing father. The film has lots of positive buzz, though reviews have pointed out the film might only really be enjoyable to Pokemon fans.
Regardless, you can see Detective Pikachu in theaters on May 10. There are lots of other big blockbuster movies coming soon, so for everything else coming to theaters this year, be sure to check out our 2019 movie release guide. For more movie news and updates, be sure to keep it right here at CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with new information as soon as it's available.