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Danny DeVito Was Actually Considered For Voice of “Detective Pikachu” In Upcoming Movie

Warner Bros. upcoming “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” film has turned many heads, with its odd premise and unique look at how Pokemon would appear in our world. It drew a lot of interest thanks to fans demanding star of TV and film Danny DeVito voice the titular pocket monster. Turns out, we almost had that dream come true.

In an interview with Game InformerDetective Pikachu producer Cale Boyter explained that when movie execs found out about the public outcry to have Danny Devito voice Pikachu, they began to seriously consider it. The studio even made a reel to show how his voice would fit with the movie!

Here is the quote:

We definitely thought about it and how it might inform the spirit of it. Danny is incredible by the way. I am a huge fan of Danny DeVito.

It was really very funny, so I couldn’t speak to all the reasons why it wasn’t Danny DeVito cast. I love Danny and some point maybe after the movie comes about, we can share those early tests. It’s absolutely hilarious.

I can’t give away too much, but in terms of where the story goes and how it evolves, we had to sort of look at everything, including what fans weren’t seeing yet to make the decision. But that spirit of Danny DeVito, I promise you, is still inside of Pikachu.

Instead of DeVito, we have Ryan Reynolds, which is still pretty good. But imagine what could have been if we had DeVito in the role, and frankly, I would not be surprised to see someone make a cut of the film after its release with all of Pikachu’s lines replaced with DeVito voiceover.

Check out the Pokemon Detective Pikachu toys coming later this year from Wicked Cool Toys, as we saw during Toy Fair 2019!

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Disney’s “Hercules” Gets Off-Broadway Stage Production In NYC This Summer

This summer, the NYC theatrical scene will add another Disney flick to the stage, as Disney is bringing a new contender onto the scene – their 1997 animated movie, “Hercules”!

The news broke via BroadwayWorld, who found out The Public Theater will have an off-Broadway stage adaptation of the Disney classic this summer at the Delacorte Theatre.

The stage production, which features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Kristoffer Diaz, will be directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Chase Brock.

While no info on who will be in it has been released yet, a casting notice mentioned that Hercules will be played by an African American actor.

The Public Works production is set to begin performances on August 30 and will run through September 3. A reading is set to take place at some point on a date to be determined this April.

“Hercules” is set to begin performances on August 30 and will wrap on September 3, with a table reading scheduled at some point in April.

“Hercules” was the 35th Disney animated movie, and starred the voices of Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Wood, Susan Egan, Rip Torn, and a big cast of notable voiceover actors from the cartoon world like Frank Welker and Jim Cummings.

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