Ryan Reynolds talks why making Detective Pikachu was important to him

Detective Pikachu full movie is leaked to the internet... by Ryan Reynolds

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu released on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 6, so kids can now watch the film on repeat on any TV in the house with a disc player. Per tradition, it comes with a commentary track among other special features, and star Ryan Reynolds reiterates why making Detective Pikachu was important to him on it. He says, “I was excited to do a film that my kids would love. I don’t do a lot of films that are not rated R. For me, that’s a big one.”

This isn’t the first time he’s made such statements, so he’s really just reiterating. But it’s nice to know his heart is in the right place. He and wife Blake Lively have two young daughters with a third child on the way, and none of them are ready to see Reynolds get pegged by Morena Baccarin in Deadpool. (They might never be ready to see that.)

Detective Pikachu is the highest-grossing video game adaptation film of all time, and Ryan Reynolds’ stellar marketing for the film probably played a role in that. In any case, more Pokémon films have been confirmed, to the shock of none, so get used to seeing The Pokémon Company on the big screen.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!