It’s safe to say that when it was announced that Ryan Reynolds would be voicing the character of Pikachu in the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, many were skeptical. However upon the release of the movie’s trailer, it soon became apparent that Reynolds has somehow managed to make the character his.

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In fact in a recently released video posted onto his channel, the actor shares a hilarious anecdote on how he “became” Pikachu. Note that Reynolds is clearly joking in the video with the help of his wife and actress Blake Lively, but it demonstrates the actor’s sense of humor perfectly and actually does a good job of hyping up the movie.

The Detective Pikachu movie will be a live-action Pokemon-based movie that is currently set for a release on the 10th of May, 2019. While some disagreed with some of the effects in the movie as it made some Pokemon look a bit too scary, it does feel like a pretty fun movie and has the potential to be a hit. In fact last we heard, a sequel to the movie has already been greenlit which means that the studio execs liked enough of what they saw in the first movie to commission a second. Whether or not it will live up to the hype remains to be seen, but we can’t wait.

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