• Ryan Reynolds takes the lead in the new 'Detective Pikachu' trailer
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    Ryan Reynolds takes the lead in the new 'Detective Pikachu' trailer

    Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu in this hyper-realistic live action film.

  • The 10 most searched for pop culture characters of 2018
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    The 10 most searched for pop culture characters of 2018

    Creating a character with true impact is rare, which is why this list gives such a good insight into what kinds of things people want and expect from their fictional creations. It seems the answer is  anthropomorphised creatures and people with amazing powers.The Yahoo Year in Review MethodologyTo develop the Yahoo Year in Review, our editors analyse Yahoo Search queries based on a number of factors, including absolute volume and growth from previous periods, to see which themes and trends bubble to the surface. Individuals and their Search queries always remain anonymous. This list is constructed without navigational searches – i.e. searches where the intention is clearly purely to navigate to a site rather than to discover information.Read moreThe voice of Pooh never met Christopher RobinJames Bond would be ‘an alcoholic’The most searched-for movies of 2018

  • 'Detective Pikachu' trailer: Ryan Reynolds is a Pokémon and people are losing it
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    'Detective Pikachu' trailer: Ryan Reynolds is a Pokémon and people are losing it

    The "Deadpool" actor voices the titular character in the first live-action Pokémon movie in the franchise's long history.

  • Ryan Reynolds to Star in Live-Action Pokemon Movie ‘Detective Pikachu’
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    Ryan Reynolds to Star in Live-Action Pokemon Movie ‘Detective Pikachu’

    Ryan Reynolds is on board to star in the first-ever live-action Pokemon film titled “Detective Pikachu” for Legendary. “Goosebumps” helmer Rob Letterman will direct “Detective Pikachu” from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. Reynolds is joining Justice Smith and “Big Little Lies” actress Kathryn Newton in the movie, which is based on the […]

  • ‘Get Down’ Star Justice Smith Lands Lead in Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie for Legendary (EXCLUSIVE)
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    ‘Get Down’ Star Justice Smith Lands Lead in Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie for Legendary (EXCLUSIVE)

    Legendary has tapped breakout talent Justice Smith to star in the first-ever live-action “Pokemon” film titled “Detective Pikachu,” based on the titular character, sources tell Variety. Rob Letterman is on board to direct from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. First introduced in Japan in 1996, Pokemon has spawned more than 295 million video […]

  • Sorry Pokémon Go Fans, The Live Action Pokémon Movie Is Headed In a TOTALLY Different Direction
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    Sorry Pokémon Go Fans, The Live Action Pokémon Movie Is Headed In a TOTALLY Different Direction

    The location-based augmented reality smartphone app has proved to be a global phenomenon, making Nintendo’s market value soar so high that the tech company is now worth more than Sony. It’s no surprise then that Hollywood has responded with Legendary Pictures snapping up the movie rights to a live action Pokémon movie, but if reports on Hollywood Reporter are to be believed, the first film in the new franchise will be based on an obscure property in the Pokémon world, rather than ‘Go’. The first film to launch this new live action franchise will apparently be based on ‘Great Detective Pikachu’, a Pokémon spin-off that launched on the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year.

  • There's a Major Bidding War Over the Pokémon Movie Rights
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    There's a Major Bidding War Over the Pokémon Movie Rights

    Can Chinese and Japanese companies come together over a hot children’s property?