Get ready for sassy Pikachu, as Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds will be lending his voice to the titular character in the upcoming Legendary Pokemon live action movie, Detective Pikachu . The film has been busy launching its young roles for the past few weeks, but Reynolds marks the big hit for the live-action animation / game property adaptation beloved.

Reynolds joins The Get Down star Justice Smith , who will receive exposure hit in JA Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Bayona and actress Big Little Lies Kathryn Newton . The director of Goosebumps Rob Letterman is on board to lead the project, which is scheduled to shoot in London in mid-January. The is from Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls).