Hollywood studio Legendary has hired Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds to play the lead role in its upcoming Detective Pikachu film, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company released a Detective Pikachu game for the 3DS last year, and Legendary announced it is adapting the property into a film in August 2016.
Now, Reynolds is in charge of bringing the mascot character to life.
With Reynolds in place, Legendary now has its principal cast and crew in place.
The Van Wilder star will join Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s Justice Smith and Big Little Lies‘ Kathryn Newton in front of the camera.
Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is at the helm of the production.