Detective Pikachu may be a cute PG movie, but it does star Ryan Reynolds, best known for portraying Marvel’s foul-mouthed Deadpool. Though Pikachu charms his way through the movie and drops no filthy language whatsoever, Reynolds did let plenty of filth loose during filming.
According to CinemaBlend, Reynolds recorded dialogue unfit for the version of the movie in theaters. “Yeah, not hard R, but there’s some stuff in there,” Reynolds told the site. “Because you just sort of want to be free. Sometimes you have to get it out. You have to say the worst thing that’s on your mind just so it goes away and then you can focus on the stuff that can actually be in the movie. So yeah, there’s a version out there that will never see the light of day.”
While Warner Bros. and Legendary may never release an R-rated version of the movie, there is dialogue where Pikachu cusses up a storm. Unfortunately, Reynolds refused to give any specific examples. “There was some very sweary hyphenates. I remember that but otherwise no,” Reynolds said. “They don’t even animate that, they’re just like, ‘OK that goes right in that little garbage can shaped icon on the computer and that’s it.'”
There were plenty of moments where Pikachu could have flipped his lid, so our imagination is all we have in this situation. Still, seeing Pikachu cuss out Justice Smith’s (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Paper Towns) Tim Goodman or Mr. Mime would be a sight to behold.
Detective Pikachu raked in a total of $58 million domestically in its opening weekend, coming in a close second to Avengers: Endgame, which garnered another $63 million bringing the total to $723.5 million domestically and $2.5 billion worldwide. Conversely, Detective Pikachu has earned $170.4 million worldwide.
In our Detective Pikachu, we said that the movie “should prove enjoyable for any and all Pokémon fans, young or old.” For more, check out the Easter eggs and references you might have missed, as well as a list of every Pokemon in the movie.
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Author: Jeremy Winslow