DETECTIVE PIKACHU (Ken Watanabe Joins Cast; Ryan Reynolds to Play Pikachu) | Page 4

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Dragonlordxxxxx, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Medulla Omoplata Purple Belt

    Medulla Omoplata
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    2,349
    Likes Received:
    5,867
    I'm OK with it as long as they treat the Pokemon humanely.
     
    #61
    PRIDEWASBETTER likes this.
  2. Morning Star Black Belt

    Morning Star
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    5,456
    Likes Received:
    6,222
    Location:
    The Real OC
    Ryan Reynolds as a live action Pikachu....

    [​IMG]
     
    #62
  3. Secret Agent MANNY DIXON-DIÁZ

    Secret Agent
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    41,496
    Likes Received:
    17,740
    I don't mean to sound crass, but on what level exactly? The Pokemon level? The Ryan Reynolds level? The level where you're excited as a parent because your kids are huge fans? Don't get me wrong. I love the Pokemon. And that week when Pokemon Go was a thing? People left their houses and went outside. There was sunshine. A friendly community of activity. It seemed like a heaven before this hell wherein Trump got into office and everything became either a natural disaster, complete social upheaval, and the exact opposite of everything you ever wanted. But I digress.

    [​IMG]

    Like you -- even if any of these levels excited me, this .... this whatever it is .... is sheer confusion. Live-action Pokemon? But Pikachu is barely more than a pentagon. Why do we need performance capture for a literal shape? Let alone a topline actor doing it? I don't understand anything that's going on?
     
    #63
  4. Poser Caust Green Belt

    Poser Caust
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2013
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    573
    Location:
    Canada
    Why do you need an a list actor to play a character who can only say his name ?
     
    #64
  5. clutchCAT420 Black Belt

    clutchCAT420
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Messages:
    5,431
    Likes Received:
    5,184
    Why does Pikachu need to carry this CAN actor? Wonder who he bent over for to get the role..
    They ruined the movie with the casting.
    Should have got the guy from SuperBad..
     
    #65
  6. Lights Out 101 Purple Belt

    Lights Out 101
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,901
    Likes Received:
    1,751
    It's mainly a nostalgia thing for me. As a youngin' I was a huge fan of Pokemon, and like most 90's kids it played a big part in my childhood.

    As I've gotten older my interest has obviously dwindled, but this being the first live-action Pokemon movie is what interests me the most, even if it doesn't seem like a traditional Pokemon movie. I'm curious to see how they pull it off because I have a hard time picturing it.

    My daughter is a bit too young to grasp the concept of Pokemon at the moment, but by the time this comes out she will be old enough where I can take her to see it at the cinema, and it won't seem so weird going to see it as an adult lol.
     
    #66
  7. Secret Agent MANNY DIXON-DIÁZ

    Secret Agent
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    41,496
    Likes Received:
    17,740
    Let's hope there's a little bit of this:

    [​IMG]
     
    #67
  8. Dark God Green Belt

    Dark God
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    56
    Location:
    An ass hair away from the unemployment line.

    O SHIT...awesome
     
    #68
  9. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator

    Dragonlordxxxxx
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    76,744
    Likes Received:
    36,326
    Update: January 19, 2018

    Ken Watanabe Joins Ryan Reynolds in Live-Action Pokemon Movie DETECTIVE PIKACHU


    [​IMG]

    Ken Watanabe is joining Ryan Reynolds in Detective Pikachu, Legendary Entertainment’s live-action Pokemon movie.

    In addition to Reynolds, Watanabe — who will slip into a role specifically created for the movie — joins Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton in the movie based on the gaming franchise.

    Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the project, which is due to start shooting this month in London.

    The concept of Pokemon sees players acting as trainers who collect cute but powerful monsters called Pokemon in order to compete in battle tournaments.

    Pikachu is a species of Pokemon, while Detective Pikachu the character is a peculiar sort from the Pikachu set, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things.

    The story is set into motion when Smith's character's father is kidnapped, forcing the teen to team up with Pikachu in order to find him. Watanabe will play a character named Detective Yoshida.

    Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch wrote the script with Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy having completed production polishes.

    Watanabe’s work is well-known at Legendary as he appeared in the company’s Godzilla and the upcoming sequel Godzilla: King of Monsters. The actor was nominated for an Oscar for his work in the Tom Cruise drama The Last Samurai, appeared in Batman Begins and has a voice role in Wes Anderson’s upcoming Isle of Dogs.

    Ken Watanabe Joins Ryan Reynolds in Pokemon Live-Action Movie 'Detective Pikachu' (Exclusive)
     
    #69
    Marfa, Myrddin Wild and Anung Un Rama like this.
  10. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator

    Dragonlordxxxxx
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    76,744
    Likes Received:
    36,326
  11. Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom

    Anung Un Rama
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    59,097
    Likes Received:
    37,466
    Location:
    Near the Tannhäuser Gate
    Shame Ken can't get real roles, guy is so gosh damn great.
     
    #71
    One MMA Fan likes this.
  12. Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom

    Anung Un Rama
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    59,097
    Likes Received:
    37,466
    Location:
    Near the Tannhäuser Gate
    Love this.
     
    #72
  13. YellowBanenoo Brown Belt

    YellowBanenoo
    Joined:
    May 28, 2017
    Messages:
    3,821
    Likes Received:
    11,464
    [​IMG]

    Pikachu what ? Has hollywood gone completely INSANE ?
     
    #73
    Jesus X likes this.
  14. Jesus X Gold Belt

    Jesus X
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    15,013
    Likes Received:
    6,632
    this thing is going to earn a Razzie in the future
    [​IMG]
     
    #74
  15. Jesus X Gold Belt

    Jesus X
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    15,013
    Likes Received:
    6,632
    lol
     
    #75
  16. Ikuza Purple Belt

    Ikuza
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,106
    Likes Received:
    2,470
    Watanabe is better than this. A lot better.
     
    #76
    TheRuthlessOne likes this.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"