"Detective Pikachu" Movie Adds Ken Watanabe to Cast

Getty Images

With Justice Smith confirmed as the human lead in the film alongside Reynolds and Three Billboards actress Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe - who has starred in such films as The Last Samurai, Godzilla and Inception - has now officially joined the cast of Detective Pikachu.

Watanabe takes on the role of Detective Yoshida, a character created specifically for the film. It's unclear if Reynolds will also lend his voice to the character, which could prove to be a bit controversial considering how fans reacted to the first time Pikachu spoke in a movie. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the live-action Detective Pikachu film from Legendary and The Pokémon Company as we learn it.

Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment's Detective Pikachu is set to release on May 10, 2019. Thankfully for Western audiences, the Nintendo 3DS game on which the film is based will finally be coming to Europe and North America in March 2018.

Unlike normal Pokemon games, Detective Pikachu is more of a mystery game, in which players search for clues and talk to potential witnesses. This is where Detective Pikachu comes in to investigate what is happening. USA and European players will also get their first chance to play the Detective Pikachu game when Nintendo releases translated versions of both games in March 2018.

"Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch wrote the script with Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy having completed production polishes."
Filming is set to begin later this year.

Related News:

  • T25-Texas Tech-Iowa St

    T25-Texas Tech-Iowa St

    The loss drops Texas Tech to 15-4 on the season and 4-3 in conference play, multiple games behind the first-place Kansas Jayahwks. The 18-point loss is the worst of the season for Tech and comes on the heels of an upset loss to Texas the week before.
    Carrick 'agrees' to become Man Utd coach

    Carrick 'agrees' to become Man Utd coach

    However, United are seemingly willing to offer Alexis Sanchez a massive weekly wage if he makes the move from Arsenal in the January transfer window. "It's as simple as that".
    Neymar Misses PSG Trip To Lyon

    Neymar Misses PSG Trip To Lyon

    PSG are also without veteran midfielder Thiago Motta for the trip to Lyon, while Lucas Moura and Hatem Ben Arfa are among their other absentees.
  • Lakers set record for worst free throw percentage, still beat Pacers

    Lakers set record for worst free throw percentage, still beat Pacers

    Darren Collison shot 1 of 9 and Lance Stephenson was 1 for 12. "Shoot, we got to get some work in, too, that free-throw line". Clarkson completed a four-point play, giving the Lakers a seven-point lead as they went on to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-86.

    Korea Shut on Missile, Russia Serving to Regime

    But getting Kim Jong Un to the International Criminal Court is not an easy feat. North Korea launched a ballistic missile on November 28.
    Fernandinho: Manchester City midfielder signs contract extension until 2020

    Fernandinho: Manchester City midfielder signs contract extension until 2020

    He is a senior member of the squad and his professionalism and work ethic are second to none. He told reporters, "He [Pep] has worked with a lot of great players".
  • The Senate fails to pass stop-gap spending measure, triggering

    The Senate fails to pass stop-gap spending measure, triggering "government shutdown"

    Although past government shutdowns have done little lasting damage to the US economy, they can rattle financial markets. Spokesman Hogan Gidley says it's "disgusting" that Senate Democrats "decided to just throw our military under the bus".
    Djokovic downplays injury as he powers on

    Djokovic downplays injury as he powers on

    Twelve-time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic advanced into the pre-quarters of the Australian Open despite an injury scare here on Saturday.
    Three Michelin star French chef, dies aged 91

    Three Michelin star French chef, dies aged 91

    He also trained generations of French and foreign chefs, letting them in on the secrets of his culinary genius. American celebrity chef Tom Colicchio described Bocuse as "the giant (whose) shoulders we all stood on".
  • LGBT groups place blame on Trump for government shutdown

    LGBT groups place blame on Trump for government shutdown

    Senators resumed debate Saturday afternoon on a temporary spending bill that would fund the government through February 8. The 2013 shutdown cost the economy an estimated $20 billion, according to an estimate from Moody's Analytics.

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT) Sentiment Change Report

    This repurchase authorization permits the real estate investment trust to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:PMT).
    Thomas, Bradley suit up in Shrine Game

    Thomas, Bradley suit up in Shrine Game

    On the East team, UNI's Daurice Fountain had a team-high 61 yards receiving on three catches. Dunbar, a wide receiver from the University of Houston, caught three passes for 52 yards.


Most liked

Chelsea's Victor Moses scores first English Premier League goal of the season
Things could have been different for Chelsea as Brighton had two decent penalty shouts turned down with the score at 2-0. The three points take Chelsea up into third position ahead of Liverpool, who play Swansea City on Monday.

Turkey has begun 'de-facto ground operation' in Afrin, says Erdogan
He said forces will next move on the Syrian town of Manbij, east of Afrin, on the Turkish border. But some analysts warn USA plans are insufficient to fulfill the aims outlined by Tillerson.

South Korean group files complaint against Apple CEO over iPhone slowdown
To offset the complaints, Apple reduced the cost of replacement batteries to $29 in a public apology to its customers. Users will also be able to decide whether they would like their iPhones to slow down and save battery life.

Turkey begins military offense against US-backed Kurdish forces
However, the USA does not consider the canton of Afrin as vital to their operations against the extremist group anymore. One night we may arrive suddenly. "This operation will be carried out and we will combat terrorism".

Donald Trump in 'excellent' physical and mental health, White House doctor finds
Jackson, who has served three presidents, described Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me". The numbers put Trump at higher risk for heart attack or other complications, if not managed properly.

How Joseph Parker's clever ploy secured Anthony Joshua showdown
We'd rather the fight was in the United Kingdom but we're not bothered if it has to be in America. He likes to tweet about it rather than talk about it, say over a table.

RingCentral, Inc. (RNG) Analysts See $-0.08 EPS
The stock increased 1.47% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $60.05. (NYSE:SVU) rating on Thursday, January 14. It is negative, as 18 investors sold RNG shares while 62 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes.

Real Madrid out of top four as Villarreal win
Ronaldo is now in negotiations with Real Madrid over an improved contract, but they are struggling to come to an agreement. However, Neymar and Lionel Messi have since both overtaken his salary after their latest deals were confirmed.

Westpac Banking Corp Has $819000 Position in T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS)
ValuEngine raised shares of China Mobile from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, August 15 by Argus Research. ( CHL ) traded down $0.63 on Friday, hitting $51.52.

Australian Open 2018: Saturday Results, Highlights, Scores Recap from Melbourne
Australian Open champion a decade ago, Sharapova said she would not be looking to race through their third match in five months. The hilarious moment drew raucous laughter from fans inside Rpd Laver Arena and earned Federer a huge high-five from Courier.

Zion Williamson Decision: Top 2018 Prospect Chooses Duke
It could be their best recruiting class ever - which is really saying something for a Coach K team in the one-and-done era. While Williamson's dunking ability and jaw-dropping athleticism are his best attributes, he's more than that.

Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONTX) - Hot Stock to Track
Hl Fincl Llc holds 1.46% or 350,473 shares in its portfolio. 5,403 were accumulated by Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Company. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in shares of Papa John's Int'l by 2.6% in the third quarter.

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC Cuts Stake in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN)
Busey Trust Company increased its stake in Citigroup Inc (C) by 25.47% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a "hold" rating on shares of Wynn Resorts, Limited in a report on Friday, September 16th.

Amazon will focus on 'bigger' movies to lure people to Prime
Now that it has those things, sources say, Amazon's studio division will be making some original blockbuster movies. Former Amazon Studios lead Roy Price is out and filling his void is Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng.

Loris Karius: 'I want to take Liverpool chance'
Nobody can do that". "[Danny] Ward is still here". "(It's) nice to have him around - better to have him than in the other team. Even then the 24-year-old was criticised for being beaten at his near post when Leroy Sane made it 1-1 just before half-time.