Thousands Sign Petition for Danny DeVito to Voice Detective Pikachu

People really want Danny DeVito to voice Pikachu in the upcoming Detective Pikachu game, a new title starring everyone’s favorite electric mouse as a no-nonsense investigator with the voice of a rugged street cop.

Detective Pikachu, or Great Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Duo if you like full titles, saw its first trailer this week. Frankly, our ears were probably not prepared to hear Pikachu speak, let alone with anything in the lower octaves. But since we’ve already jumped that gun, we might as well start lining up possible voice actors for the unannounced and possibly inexistant English version.

A Change.org petition is looking to put in a good word for Danny DeVito, with over 8,000 signatures in support so far. One commenter puts it best:

His voice: iconic.
His range as an actor: wide.
His wit: sharp.
His career: successful.
His comedic timing: perfect.
His celebrity status: beloved.

Now is the time to make Detective Pikachu truly electric.

I choose you, DeVitochu!

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