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Which Big Name Actor Should Play DETECTIVE PIKACHU?

Which Big Name Actor Should Play DETECTIVE PIKACHU?

Which Hollywood superstar should Legendary (Pokémon) go with as Detective Pikachu in their live-action movie? On today’s Nerdist News Talks Back we told them who they should capture for the part, along with whether the internet just found the next Catwoman, and the latest from the galaxy far, far away, including an amazing Carrie Fisher story.

Host Jessica Chobot, Nerdist News writer Joan Ford, producer Jason Nguyen, and managing editor Alicia Lutes kicked off today’s show by talking about the rumors Legendary Studios* is hoping to get either Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg, or Dwayne Johnson to play a “hardboiled” version of Detective Pikachu for their big-screen adaptation. Do we like any of these choices? Who would be the best? (Besides Danny DeVito, obviously). And while we’re discussing this unusual movie, what other kid’s game needs a gritty, noir detective thriller?

Speaking of rumors, Suicide Squad director David Ayer, who is currently working on Gotham City Sirens, followed Eiza Gonzalez on Instagram, and that, coupled with some other hints, has the internet convinced it has found the newest Catwoman. But is there any chance this has (four) legs? Do we trust Ayer to lead a Catwoman movie? And who would we cast as the famous human feline?

Finally there’s lots of Star Wars tidbits to break down, like how we got a new look at Laura Dern’s The Last Jedi character Admiral Holdo, Andy Serkis’s tasty comments about not eating porgs (Uh..is Snoke going to eat a porg?!?), and the incredible story about how Carrie Fisher once sent a tongue to a producer who had sexually harassed her friend. (We miss our general.)

Nerdist News Talks Back was live at 1:00 p.m. PST on our YouTube and Alpha channels, just like it is every weekday. Tune in live every day and get in on the conversation with us, and don’t forget to vote in today’s Monster Madness poll!

Who knows what tomorrow will bring. Maybe we’ll be talking about Marky Mark as the new, hard-assed Pikachu, or a recipe for roasted porg.

We still want to hear from you about today’s topics though, so talk back to us about them in the comments below.

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*Editor’s Note: Nerdist Industries is a subsidiary of Legendary Digital Networks.

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