When Detective Pikachu hits Japan, it will be having a Japanese dubbed release. And in the dub, actor Ryouma Takeuchi will be voicing Justice Smith’s character, Tim Goodman. And now, the film’s Japanese website has announced that the actor will also be making a cameo in the actual film, rather than just voicing in the Japanese dub.
This will be Takeuchi’s first Hollywood role, and he will be appearing as a Pokemon trainer. Apparently, the actor met the film’s director, Rob Letterman, in a press event last November. From the looks of things, the two got along so much that the director offered him an actual cameo role.
The film will premiere on 10th May 2019. It will star Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu, and Justice Smith as Tim Goodman. Its official synopsis reads:
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
source: Detective Pikachu Japanese website