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Ryan Reynolds cast as title role in Detective Pikachu

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'Deadpool' star will provide voice talents and motion capture to the role.
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Ryan Reynolds, most famous for his role as Deadpool in last year's winter blockbuster of the same title, has been cast as the title role as Pikachu in the upcoming Detective Pikachu, Bulbanews has learned.

The story was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, then quickly picked up by other outlets.

The report says that, in addition to providing voice talents, Reynolds will also portray the character via motion capture.

Other details have been kept secret, due to co-producer Legendary Pictures keeping production "under the radar."

The film will be distributed by Universal Studios in all markets except Japan, where Toho will distribute the movie.

A release date has not been confirmed.