Well, this is some pretty major news, right? Yes, as the headline suggests, Ryan Reynolds has been brought in to take the titular role in the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, with Reynolds joining a cast that currently includes Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton. No further details are known on the film or just how Reynolds will ‘play it’ just yet - although it's a safe assumption that he'll be providing the vocals for this beloved character.
Goosebumps’ Rob Letterman is on board to direct, with Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch having penned the screenplay.
This new movie will follow Detective Pikachu, who is a relatively new character to the Pokémon world, and comes in the aftermath of the huge success of last year’s Pokémon Go.
All that we know right now about Detective Pikachu is that it will follow the titular character as he attempts to solve various mysteries in a live-action setting. Universal Pictures will distribute the movie outside of Japan, with Toho handling duties in Japan.
As ever, expect more on all of this as it develops.