Ryan Reynolds has signed on to star as Pikachu in the first ever live-action Pokémon movie and, yes, I am indeed being serious right now.
The new film, titled Detective Pikachu, is set to start shooting mid-January in London, which works out well for Reynolds, whose wife Blake Lively is currently filming The Rhythm Section across the pond in Ireland.
But, I digress, you're only here to find out if Ryan will be spotted wearing a puffy yellow suit in the near future, not how the filming schedule will affect his family life, so I'll get down to answering the questions we all want answers to.
The first question we need to ask is, of course, will Ryan be sporting an outfit of some sort? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the role is said to be motion-capture in nature, meaning he'll probably be wearing some kind of hilarious CGI-appropriate outfit during filming à la Dan Stevens in Beauty And The Beast.
Ryan Reynolds in a weird pre-CGI Pikachu get-up? Now those are some photos I can't wait to discover on the interwebs in the near future.
On to the second burning question: what's the plot of this Detective Pikachu flick? Is he walking around with a tiny magnifying glass solving clues... or what? It seems like quite the possibility, given Detective Pikachu's character description. Apparently, the character is a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things.
Next up, what is this rogue Detective Pikachu going to get up to? The film will follow Justice Smith's unnamed character, who enlists the help of Pikachu to find his kidnapped father. Kathryn Newtown will also star in the movie, as a sassy journalist who helps them on their quest.
While Smith and Newton's names might not sound too familiar, you may recognise their faces. Smith is starring opposite Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the upcoming Jurassic World film and starred in Netflix's The Get Down, while Newton played Reese Witherspoon's daughter in the critically acclaimed Big Little Lies.
Unfortunately my other questions - including "What on earth happened to Ash?" and "Why do we need a detective to figure out it was Team Rocket? It's always Team Rocket?" - will have to wait, as the studio is remaining tight-lipped on the film's details.
Guess we'll just have to wait until Ryan starts sub-tweeting from the set to find out any more deets! Stay tuned.