As you might have noticed, Ryan Reynolds is currently doing the press rounds to help promote Detective Pikachu. In a lot of these interviews, he's revealed how he tested out different voices and even channelled the foul-mouthed Marvel character Deadpool.
During a recent interview with Megan Peters from Comicbook.com, Reynolds elaborated on the recording process for Detective Pikachu, explaining how he was in the recording booth for about a year with tracking dots all over his body, "throwing 800 versions" of a line or joke up against a wall. While some of the language was a bit "PG-13" other times it was closer to an R-rating. Obviously, maintaining the family-friendly image of Pokémon was the priority, so these lines didn't make the cut during the editing process.
If Reynolds was able to make a more mature movie with Pikachu, he'd likely continue on with the film noir theme, recreating classics such Mean Streets or Goodfellas. Take a look at the full interview below:
Do you plan to see Detective Pikachu in cinema? Are you a fan of Ryan Reynolds? Tell us down in the comments.
Not surprised at all, but I am kind of shocked that The Pokemon Company even allowed words like “hell” to go through considering Pikachu, the face of Pokemon as a whole, says them himself. Ryan Reynolds regardless was a fantastic pick for Detective Pikachu, so I don’t blame them at all for giving them a bit of leeway with what he could say.
I'm fine with them not being in, didn't really need it imo.
This doesn't at all seems appropriate for kids. I have a 6 and 4 year old who love Pokemon. The trailer screams like 10+.
Just bad on Nintendo. 100% Nintendo because they greenlit.
I guess the major hope now is that it is somehow better than Super Mario Bros.... but with Ryan Reynolds involved, chances are grim. Better at least be Riff Trax bad.
Copied and pasted from my tweet this morning. The tweet w/ 19 likes, not all the "go away Chad" replies.
Of course he did, go back and watch last year's first long trailer. I call it "Deadpool 3: My Pet Deadpool". An evil mutant transforms Deadpool into a Pokémon and only a mutant boy who can speak to Pokémon can help him defeat the evil mutant and turn back.
I’ll be the first to admit I can be a bit of a prude. But wouldn’t the better way to attract adults be with quality storytelling (reviews suggest it’s hit and miss in that regard) rather than discount Deadpool?
It’s a sad state of affairs in the animation age ghetto, but I’d like to think that “mature” didn’t need to translate into “dirty”.
On a semi-related note, I guess I’ll be purchasing a ticket for the Tolkien biopic instead.
I don't care what the reviews say, I'm hyped!
His inner Danny Devito is awakening
I would'nt say it's Nintendo's fault, more Game Freaks fault since they own the franchise. 10+ isn't that bad though, remember back to the days when you were in school too. Some kids say some things that they would never tell their parents about
“Obviously, maintaining the family-friendly image of Pokémon was the priority, so these (PG-13 and close to R rated) lines didn't make the cut during the editing process”
These lines aren’t actually in the movie at all.
I don't know how many films I've wanted to see and games I've wanted to play that I've skipped because it included useless horrible language for the sole sake of having horrible language. Such a stupid trend our world has fallen into.
Sad, but not surprising.
Why are people reacting to this like there's actually foul language in the movie? The R-rated stuff is sounding like Ryan and the crew goofing off and the article even states they didn't make the cut (obviously).
I think it would be funny
It's not an R-rated movie, so yeah R-rated content shouldn't be in the movie.
@Rafke: I agree, but this is a movie for children. Kids (usually) don't know the difference between a swear word and a cool word, so they will start using them more and more if someone important does it. Like the main character in a movie they watch.
@Rafke I think you're confusing the word devoted with zealot. Hell is just a place and most devoted Christians would not care that someone said the word.
This happens in all movies when they fub on a line and/or ad-lib because they forgot their line. Nothing new here moving on.
If you feel uncomfortable with your children hearing certain words like "hell" then I suggest you avoid taking your children anywhere and stop them going to school. Be realisitc. Curse words are not the be all and end all. They are just words and trying to mold your child into something you want them to be is an issue for you personally - not your children or anyone elses responsibility.
Are some people really moaning about this? It is advertised with parental guidance so if people are so concerned by playground language then go see the film without your kids and decide if you want your child to see it.
May I add that parents need to stop trying to force their children into being a better version of themselves.
That is so stupid. Why waste studio time on something that you know will never be approved? To be edgy? Is that the hallmark of an adult? The amount of expletives, ditch humor and innuendo you can spew even when it absolutely is uncalled for? I mean I am not surprised, it’s RR’s trademark but still stupid.
Foul language dubs happen all the time, when VAs are bored or irritated. Usually that footage never leaves the studio, but sometimes it does and is usually hilarious (like the guy voicing Griffith in Berserk breaking into song randomly or that Thundercats clip, "Blundercats" IIRC).
Wow, the horses have been smoking some strong stuff in here.
Pikachu dropping the f-bomb sounds mornidly entertaining.
I mean I can't believe the company permitted some of these lines....some of the quotes are disgusting: "Pikapika? Pika? Piiiiiikaaaa! Pikachuuuu....Pik? Pikachuuu...Pika!Pika!Piikaaa!!! Piiiiikaaaachuuuuuuuu........"
I mean that, right there.....how does this even get approved even for an outtake?!
Thats right now people listen to the swears of this pikachu..
@Savino Also yes hell means the demon of satan that is the devil of hell its not nice one bit it's really mean..
Cool interview, sounds like Reynolds really enjoyed the work. I've always enjoyed his role in films I've seen. People call it just Deadpool in a Pikachu suit, but is Carrey as Robotnik much different than Carrey Ace Ventura? Or Patch Adams from Good Morning Vietnam for Williams? When you've spent years making a unique way of delivering performance, why would actors/actresses not capitalize on their 'brand', ya know?
And there wasn't even any cursing in the interview. Just that one sentence implying some days involved lines with cursing, that obviously weren't going to make it.
All this means is that during recording Reynolds ad-libbed some R-rated jokes for giggles. Robin Williams did the same while recording the Genie. Didn't raise the movie's rating because the film makers didn't include them in the final cut.
Hardcore Pokemon fans know the franchise is FULL of dirty jokes. Red & Blue has a peeping tom, Black & White has a flasher, X&Y uses a penis joke to explain camera focus, and...Nuggets. Do I need to explain Nuggets?
Want more? Go here - https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Radar/Pokemon
@Savino I personally believe it highly depends on the context for it to be considered a curse word, but I’ll admit me censoring it in my original post was not at all necessary.
@ShinyUmbreon its not really a curse word outside of the US and even in the US, people are finally starting to moving past the whole nonsense of considering hell & dammit as curse words that was stated by US Christians.
regardless, the whole concept of profanity is nothing more than idiocy made by self-righteousness primitive dumb-asses back in the witch hunting days to make themselves look better. another thing is every time a new "curse word" comes its usually a world used under a false meaning from being used under the incorrect context like "faggot"(which is supposed to mean a bunch of sticks huddled together, not homosexuality) or "bitch"(which is supposed to mean female dog) but people get to caught up with the meanings these words should of never had and the false definitions get accepted as being official.
@Savino @Shadowmoon522 Sorry your both wrong in some states you can go to jail forever from one swear word even hell so it's a bad word..
@Savino No.. utah I read the world book and it says it..
I’m pretty sure Pikachu said “shirt!” as a swear word.
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