Ryan Reynolds has shared additional insights into the voice he originally wanted to do for Pikachu in the new Pokemon film detective Pikachu.
He told Collider that he was thinking of making Pikachu as a “hardened” detective from Brooklyn to make him sound like what people recognize as a detective’s voice. But the film producers told him, “Just do Ryan Reynolds,” and that’s it.
We’ve seen Detective Pikachu, and Reynolds definitely did it with respect to his vocal performance as Pikachu. He is charismatic, stupid and emotional where it suits, and the end result is that Reynold’s performance is one of the strongest elements in the film.
Even in the interview, Reynolds spoke of a potential detective picachu sequel. He said, “The sequel doesn’t even need detective pikachu in it. The Pokemon universe is pretty friggin expansive. They can do a lot of things. I’d love to do it again. I had so much fun.” [1
9659002] Reviews are relatively positive, although critics seem to agree that fans of the franchise will get more out of it. GameSpot’s review confirms that against all odds live-action Pokemon works.
“Detective Pikachu should be fun for all Pokemon fans, young or old,” wrote Michael Rougeau. “It presents fun answers to the imagination of how life would be like Pokémon was right. It introduces new wrinkles to the Pokemon world, but not all of them work completely. Still as the first official live-action trip to the world of Pokémon, detective pikachu presents characters I want to see again and a setting I would like to return to. “