A change.org petition wants Danny DeVito to voice the English Version of the new Nintendo game Detective Pikachu
For those of you having trouble picturing DeVito as Detective Pikachu, I present to you a side by side comparison of the two for evaluation. As you can see, the resemblance is uncanny.
Detective Pikachu was just announced a couple of days ago and fans are already hoping that they’ll be able to convince Nintendo to book the zany Danny DeVito to lend his voice to the yellow detective. The petition currently has over sixteen thousand signatures out of the required twenty five thousand needed. Of course after the petition meets its goals, Nintendo is under no obligation to follow through on the fans demands.
As to whether the Always Sunny in Philadelphia star would be a good fit for the detective, one just needs to look at the live action trailer Nintendo put out for Detective Pikachu this past Monday:
Detective Pikachu was announced on January 26 for Japan and will be released as an eShop title for about 15 dollars US. No word on if it will actually reach the United States, but if it does get an English release it would be really fun to have The Penguin voice the lovable yellow Pokemon star. Pikachu has always had a high pitched, kid style voice, but a raspy Danny DeVito, who is no stranger to voicing various characters would bring an interesting spin and possibly open the character up to a wider audience.
To my knowledge, Nintendo doesn’t really employ US celebrities to voice their characters. Other franchises like Halo 5 and Call of Duty have employed high ranking celebrities like Nathon Fillon and Kevin Spacey to voice characters in their games, but Nintendo still has yet to jump on the wagon. Perhaps adding DeVito to their roster would signal a change in direction especially since the yet to be announced Nintendo NX is rumored to pander to what’s hot with the young kids these days. And young kids want Danny DeVito to voice Detective Pikachu!