Deadpool 2’s Rob Delaney set to appear in Detective Pikachu
In an interview with Radio Times (via Comic Book), comedian Rob Delaney has revealed that he is set to reunite with Deadpool 2 co-star Ryan Reynolds in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Detective Pikachu.
“That I can say, only because other people have been saying it. So, yeah, I am in that, yes. My part takes place completely in the real world. So I didn’t have to interact with any of those weird little whatevers.”
Delaney gained recognition through his cameo role as Peter W. in Deadpool 2. He is also best known for his role in the Emmy Award nominated British sitcom Catastrophe which he also serves as co-creator and co-writer with Sharon Horgan. He will next be seen in the upcoming Roger Ailes biopic Fair and Balanced starring alongside Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron.
The Detective Pikachu movie’s eclectic cast consists of Golden Globe nominee Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) as the titular talking Pokemon with Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Suki Waterhouse (Assassination Nation), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades Freed) and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy (Gideon’s Daughter). Smith will star as a teen whose father is kidnapped which leads him to Reynolds’ Pikachu and Kathryn Newton as a young journalist who team up in order to find him.
Goosebumps helmer Rob Letterman is on directing duty while Mary Parent (The Revenant) and Cale Boyter are producing the film for Legendary Entertainment. The screenplay was written by Letterman and Nicole Perlman.
Pokémon has delighted fans of all ages around the world for over two decades. With more than 300 million video games sold worldwide, 23.6 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 20 seasons, Pokémon is one of the most successful entertainment properties in the world.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming first live-action Pokémon movie will arrive in theaters on May 11.