So one of the weirdest projects out there for a while has been Legendary’s live action/cgi hybrid Detective Pikachu movie. I mean, it’s a live action/cgi hybrid Detective Pikachu movie. No one was really expecting it to happen, and now the latest news is that it has a rather unexpected star: Ryan Reynolds.
That’s right, Ryan Reynolds is going to play Detective Pikachu in the Detective Pikachu movie. I mean, it’s not badcasting – Reynolds is a talented actor – but it’s definitely weird casting. I mean, he’s a funny guy (remember, unlike most Pokemon, Detective Pikachu can talk), but it’s not a direction most people thought casting would go.
The film will also star Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, and is being directed by Rob Letterman. Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman wrote the screenplay, but beyond that we have very few details about the film.
But it sure is shaping up to be strange.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we talk about the SAG-AFTRA strike against the biggest video game companies out there, Tim Miller exiting Deadpool 2, Donald Glover getting cast as Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo anthology film, we let Nick talk about Shin Godzilla, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 gets a teaser, Logan gets a trailer, and Pher and Nick went to some conventions.
There’s a lot packed into this one.
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Last February’s Deadpool became the the biggest rated R movie of all time in no small part because of the collaboration between director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds. And while Miller initially signed on to the forthcoming sequel, apparently he and Reynolds didn’t see eye to eye on the direction of the film… and apparently Tim Miller has now left the film.
While the departure on Friday was apparently amicable, it was over the creative direction of the film. Reynolds wants the sequel to maintain the comedic, fourth wall breaking tone established in the first film, while Miller wanted to create a more stylized film.
The straw that apparently broke the camels back was the casting of Kyle Chandler as Cable. Chandler was Miller’s choice, but Reynolds disagreed — and as Reynolds has casting approval on the film, the studio sided with the star.
Whatever happens with the film, it’s still expected to see a 2018 release.
If you were ever worried that Fox’s forthcoming adaptation of Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds wouldn’t have the right tone, you don’t need to worry any longer. I mean, we still don’t know if the movie will be any good or not, but they’re at least trying for the right thing.
How do I know? Well, Ryan Reynolds tweeted out the first official image of himself dressed up in the Deadpool costume:
Yeah… I think they’re getting it right.
Deadpool, which is currently in production in Vancouver, should hit theaters in 2016.
We got one of our first peeks at the long in development (but finally happening) Deadpool film today, when star Ryan Reynolds tweeted out an image which (while in sepia) shows part of the prototype of the titular character’s mask.
There’s not much else to say beyond sharing the photo, really:
Deadpool won’t hit theaters until 2016, and is currently in production in Vancouver.
Those hoping for a Deadpool film have had a rough ride – but it looks like everything is finally coming together. It was happening, then it wasn’t, then leaked test footage got released, then Fox said “Holy crap look at all the money we could make” and put the project back on track.
It seems though that the Ryan Reynolds led film (which is due out in February 2016) will finally begin filming this March. The place? Vancouver.
Which happens to be Reynold’s hometown.
So, y’know, fun and exciting.