When The Pokemon Company released Pokemon: The Power of Us last year, it was accompanied by the announcement of a new movie called Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. Details were fairly light at the time, but now a new trailer is shedding more light on the nature of this upcoming Pokemon film. It seems that Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution will be a CGI remake of Pokemon: The First Movie, which premiered more than 20 years ago.
If you’ve seen Pokemon: The First Movie before, then you know what to expect from the trailer embedded below. The story follows Mewtwo, a superpowered clone of the mythical Pokemon Mew, as he destroys the laboratory he was created in and plots to take revenge on humanity using other cloned Pokemon.
The trailer below mostly centers on the reveal of Mewtwo, but it does offer glimpses at his island hideout and his cloned Venusaur, Blastoise, and Charizard, reinforcing the notion that this indeed a straight CGI remake of the original. The trailer even serves up a quick look at Brock, Misty, Ash, and Nurse Joy in CGI, and personally, they look better than I was expecting them to.
Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution is slated to release in Japan in July. So far, there’s been no information concerning a western release for the movie, but the English Pokemon Twitter account did confirm that international details on Mewtwo Stikes Back: Evolution are coming soon. It looks like we will indeed be getting this movie here in North America, we just don’t know when yet.
Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution isn’t the only CGI Pokemon movie on the horizon. We’ve also got Detective Pikachu coming up, which puts computer generated Pokemon alongside real life actors. The trailers for that movie have been delightfully weird, and they’ve piqued our interest to say the least. What do you think of this new trailer for Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution? Head down to the comments section and let us know!