There are plenty of times when Hollywood's casting decisions throw us for a loop. Sometimes for the better (like Tessa Thompson as the traditionally blonde/white Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok...praise the Heavens for this perfect choice) and sometimes for the worse (like Scarlett Johansson as the Asian lead for Ghost in the Shell...ScarJo...what are you doing?).
And then sometimes there are decisions that leave us just completely baffled.
Take, for instance, the fact that The Hollywood Reporter has just broken the news that Ryan Reynolds will be playing Detective Pikachu in a live-action Pokémon movie. And no, we aren't joking.
As a refresher, this is Ryan Reynolds.
via: GettyCanadian hunk and Marvel's favorite smack talking, snarky superhero in Deadpool. He can often be found trolling his perfect wife, Blake Lively, on Instagram.
Oh, and did we mention he's super dreamy?
via: GettyHe's a classic Hollywood babe, but he's also extremely talented. Basically, we can go on and on about how we're glad he exists.
Now this is Pikachu.The adorable, bright-eyed creature from the phenomenon known as Pokémon. What we wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall of the room that said, "How about we have Ryan Reynolds play Pikachu in a movie?"
The project, based on the popular gaming franchise turned TV series, will start shooting mid-January in London.
ok here's how Detective Pikachu should end: it turns out Mewtwo mind-swapped a random Pikachu and human Ryan Reynol… https://t.co/C80H68OxbA— twenty-twenty-thom (@twenty-twenty-thom)1512605656.0
The movie will focus on "Detective Pikachu", a particular character from the Pikachu species.The film will focus on this detective who is good at finding things. Reynolds will play the detective, and star alongside Justice Smith (in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies). Keep reading to find out what the movie will be about...
The internet, as always, has had some big reactions to the news.
Pokémon: *Has rich history of folklore, storylines, and almost 600 different creatures that’s been created* Also Po… https://t.co/vZhxyTYzwd— 2x Wammy Nominated (@2x Wammy Nominated)1512606447.0
Reynold's won't just be voicing Pikachu.
Just heard the news @VancityReynolds is #DetectivePikachu I have never wanted to hear Pikachu speak more than right… https://t.co/PjasnkSmjs— BossLogic (@BossLogic)1512620471.0
Of course, a lot of things are being kept hush-hush in regards to the movie.
Ryan Reynolds now, I guess https://t.co/IRe4r7GQte— Amanda Wong (@Amanda Wong)1512667506.0
But let's be real: the company knows exactly what it's doing.
Okay so "Pro-life Zootopia comic" and "Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu" are two things I was 100% not prepared to hear yesterday.— Noclip Slip n' Slide (@Noclip Slip n' Slide)1512665325.0
We've got a long way to go until we see the movie, but it sounds like it's going to be a massive hit.
With @VancityReynolds voicing Detective Pikachu I am now officially sexually attracted to Pikachu 🤷♀️— Reina Scully (@Reina Scully)1512667859.0