The biggest difference between Ryan Reynolds’ voice work in “Deadpool” and “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” seems to be about tone – the Merc with the Mouth is R-rated while Pikachu is PG and kiddie safe.
Now Reynolds has revealed that there are enough adult-oriented outtakes to cobble together an R-rated cut, even if sadly the studio likely won’t go through the trouble of doing such a version for what is supposed to be a family-friendly franchise.
Speaking with Kotaku, Reynolds confirmed he did motion capture work for the film but shot his scenes separate from the live-action elements. As a result, he was alone on stage and had a bunch of extra time which led to experiments with lines and being able to improv – offering “85 options for any one joke”. He says:
“Everything ran the gamut from Rated R to PG… You could probably squeeze together a Rated-R cut if someone went looking for it in the edit, I’m sure. God forbid they would… The stuff they used, there might’ve been some pushback, I don’t know.”
Reynolds previously joked “I think if you could remake a Pikachu version of Mean Streets, that might be kind of fun. Or Goodfellas.” Reviews for the film have been positive on the whole with the movie set to open this weekend and projected to take in a $75-90 million opening haul.