Ryan Reynolds has reportedly been cast in Legendary's live-action Detective Pikachu film as the titular character.
According to THR, Reynolds' role as Pikachu in the Pokemon adaptation will involve motion capture in some way. Reynolds had been one of several names reportedly being considered for the role alongside Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Reynolds joins the cast which reportedly includes Big Little Lies' Kathryn Newton and The Get Down's Justice Smith in the lead live action roles.
Written by Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch, the Detective Pikachu movie's plot centers on the kidnapping of the father of Smith's character. The teen lead then teams up with Pikachu (Reynolds) to hunt him down, while Newton is reportedly playing a journalist aiding them along the way. Goosebumps' Rob Letterman is directing the film.
THR reports few other details are known about the plot at this time.
For more on Pokemon, check out our recent review of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
And for more on what's to come from Reynolds, check out our deep dive into the recent Deadpool 2 teaser trailer below. Deadpool 2 hits theaters on June 1, 2018.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.