Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Get ready for a big old dose of nostalgia, Pokémon fans. Before the year is up, we have gotten our first look at what is to come in the Pokémon film franchise. The teaser trailer for the upcoming film, Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, just landed this weekend. Has it really been almost 20 years since Pokemon the First Movie made its debut? That was when we first saw Mewtwo in his animated form outside of the Game Boy games, and it was epic. It’s nice to see Pokémon going back to some of its roots. Just what is Mewtwo up to? The teaser trailer is short and sweet, but it seems Mewtwo is out for revenge and not a happy camper. The film will be directed by Kunhiko Yuyama and Motonari Sakakibara.

My personal hypothesis is that this will be a remake of the original movie but will probably have some new elements thrown in. Fans who grew up with it like I did and newcomers alike will most certainly want to check this movie out. Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is due out in Japan on Jul. 12, 2019, and I can’t wait to see it. And — oh yeah — let’s not forget that Detective Pikachu is around the corner too.


Tarah Bleier


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