The wise-cracking Canadian actor will do motion capture and provide the voice for the most hard-boiled of all the Pokémon, opposite The Get Down's Justice Smith as his human sidekick.
In Detective Pikachu, Justice's character turns to the pint-sized yellow investigator for help when his father is mysteriously kidnapped. Supernatural's Kathryn Newton was also recently cast in the film as a sassy journalist who joins the cause.
The movie is being adapted from the popular Nintendo game Great Detective Pikachu, which is itself a spin-off of the beloved Pokémon gaming and media series.
Goosebumps and Monsters vs. Aliens director Rob Letterman is bringing Detective Pikachu to life from a script by the upcoming animated Spider-Man film's Alex Hirsch and Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman.
There's no word yet on if they'll be carrying over Deadpool's famed love of chimichangas to the Detective Pikachu movie, but it'd definitely be a plus!
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