The biggest and best trailer yet for Detective Pikachu has dropped and it confirms the inclusion of a live-action Mewtwo in the movie.
Live-action versions of animated classics are very much the popular go-to option in Hollywood right now. Disney has been having an absolute field day with them. Following the success of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book, three more movies will be released this year in the form of Dumbo, Aladdin, and the much-anticipated Lion King.
Truth be told, as excited as we are for all three of Disney's 2019 live-action offerings, we aren't looking forward to them nearly as much as the release of Detective Pikachu. We're not sure how they have done it, but Warner Bros. has managed to create what looks like an incredible live-action Pokémon movie. The belief that it will be as good as it looks was further confirmed this week when a brand new trailer dropped.
There is an awful lot to discuss from the almost two-minute and 30-second long trailer as you can see above. However, the take-home point for us is that Mewtwo will indeed be included in the movie. There have been rumors for a while that Pokémon #150 would be one of the main antagonists in the movie, and that seems to have been confirmed during the latest trailer.
Mewtwo makes his, frankly, terrifying entrance by rising up through a giant Pikachu balloon, leaving it in a ball of flames. The trailer then cuts to the real Pikachu saying "that's a twist." You're not wrong, Detective, but it was a twist we were both hoping for and expecting. It is rumored that Mewtwo will be the movie's main villain along with a human villain for good measure.
Mewtwo was not the only Pokémon featured in the new trailer, not by a long shot. We got better looks at Charizard, a herd of Bulbasaurs, and also a hilarious skit featuring Mr. Mime. Plus, it looks as if Mewtwo will have a fair few Greninjas on his side as he battles Detective Pikachu and Tim. We are way too excited about this, and we still have more than two months to wait until the movie is released.