A trailer for Detective Pikachu was just released on Nov. 12, and fans are really excited for the new Pokémon movie.
However, some aren’t thrilled about Ryan Reynolds‘ take on the lovable character. They seem to think another actor would do a better job.
We’ve been following developments in Detective Pikachu since December when the project was announced. We knew Reynolds was starring as the lovable, furry Pikachu, however, we only got to see how that’s going to work today.
Although many fans are really excited about the movie, some seem to think Reynolds wasn’t the best choice for the voice of Pikachu.
Who they wanted to see instead? Danny DeVito. As NJ.com notes, fans think the 73-year-old actor would be perfect for the role.
I still think Danny DeVito should’ve voiced Detective Pikachu.
— Plathanos ???????????? (@SavinTheBees) November 12, 2018
Can we start a petition to change Pikachu’s voice actor to Danny Devito?
— Vader-San (@VaderSan) November 12, 2018
One went as far as editing some of his lines of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia over the movie trailer.
Not anymore – since I recut it to have Danny in it – https://t.co/mS2lmJtxCI
— Wes (@WesleyInsley) November 12, 2018
More about Detective Pikachu
In addition to Reynolds, Suki Waterhouse, Rita Ora, Bill Nighy and Justice Smith will also appear in the film. Smith had a packed year after his lead role in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
In this film, he plays protagonist Tim Goodman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story is set into motion when Goodman’s father is kidnapped, forcing him to team up with Detective Pikachu to find him.
To make matters more chaotic, Goodman is the only human who can understand Pikachu talk.
Goosebumps director Rob Letterman helmed the project, which began filming in London around mid-January.
The film also features some of your other favorite Pokémon characters such as Jigglypuff, Charizard and Psyduck. The film is due out May 10, 2019, and you can check out the first official trailer here.
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