Ryan Reynolds has revealed why he wanted to make a PG-rated Pokemon: Detective Pikachu despite recently being more commonly associated with R-rated films such as The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Deadpool.
Actors tend to attach their names to movie for several different reasons. To work with a specific director, the quality of the script, if the film is award-worthy, or the price tag for agreeing to do the movie. However, the reason Reynolds decided to lend his voice to the titular character in Detective Pikachu was he wanted to make a movie that his kids could actually watch.
In a statement (via: Cinema Blend), Reynolds claimed, “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.”
Reynolds currently has two kids with Blake Lively (with a third on the way) who are three and five-years-old. As it’s going to be a long time before his kids get the chance to see his R-rated movies, it’s great to see him taking projects that are considered kid-friendly so his children can experience his work at a young age.
Based on the critical and financial success of Detective Pikachu, it seems likely there could be a sequel or spinoff movies in the future that Reynold’s could once again lend his voice to.
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K, and Digital HD in the United States with a UK release coming on 16th September.
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu sees Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2) starring in the title role alongside Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla), Bill Nighy (The Limehouse Golem), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades Freed) and Chris Geere (Modern Family).