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'Detective Pikachu' Is Going To Be Played By ... Ryan Reynolds?

The Pokémon franchise's iconic Pikachu has always been known to be a creature of few words, but that's going to change.

"Detective Pikachu," an upcoming film based on a 2016 game, casts actor Ryan Reynolds in the titular role. 

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For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Pokémon rarely speak, and that's why the news of a talking Pikachu is so strange. The film "Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!" did have the character utter one line, but fans were not pleased.

Despite that, "Detective Pikachu" is scheduled to start shooting in January.

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