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The Detective Pikachu film team actually tested what Danny DeVito would be like as the voice of Detective Pikachu

Oh, what could have been...

Remember when the interview was clamoring for Detective Pikachu to be voiced by veteran actor Danny DeVito? That never came to be, but the team behind the film did actually consider those requests. Here's what Producer Cale Boyter had to say on the matter.

“We definitely thought about it and how it might inform the spirit of it. Danny is incredible by the way. I am a huge fan of Danny DeVito. I can’t give away too much, but in terms of where the story goes and how it evolves, we had to sort of look at everything, including what fans weren’t seeing yet to make the decision. But that spirit of Danny DeVito, I promise you, is still inside of Pikachu.”

Things go a step further than that, though. Not only did the team think about Danny in the role, they also ran some tests with DeVito dialog from other movies! VFX producer Greg Baxter explains...

“It was really very funny, so I couldn’t speak to all the reasons why it wasn’t Danny DeVito cast. I love Danny and some point maybe after the movie comes about, we can share those early tests. It’s absolutely hilarious.”

Thanks to ArmoredFrog for the heads up!

Categories: Top Stories, Interviews
Tags: pokemon

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hawk
Mon Mar 18 19 02:51pm
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I detest the idea of game companies and film companies making large decisions based off of memes and the silly whims of a small group of loud people. At the same time, I know that DeVito would have done a REALLY good job and added a hilarious layer of irony to the character.

I don't think people wanted Danny Devito because it was a meme. People legitimately wanted Danny Devito. Immediately people thought of him when they thought of someone voicing Detective Pikachu. It just sort of made sense.

My name is Pikachu and I like bangin' Whoores!

that sad Danny de Vito seens to be a perfect fit for the role of detective Pikachu maybe in the sequel he will voice another caracter or detective Pikachu himself

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