Rumor: Original Pokémon Movie Being Remade In CGI As 'Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution,' And Comes Out In July

Pokémon is set to have an extremely busy 2019 which will include the release of Pokémon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

It was all the way back in 1995 when the world was first introduced to Pokémon. More than 20 years later and the franchise is still going strong. In fact, the last couple of years might be the most popular Pokémon has enjoyed. Ever since the release of Pokémon Go in 2016, fans have once again not been able to get enough of everything Pokémon.

The good news is if you are one of those fans that can't get enough, Pokémon is showing no sign of slowing down its progress in 2019. For starters, we have the imminent release of Detective Pikachu to look forward to. The trailers for the blockbuster may have been greeted with mixed reviews, but you can rest assured it will do well at the box office no matter what people think.


Detective Pikachu won't be the only cinematic release from Pokémon this year. On New Year's Eve, the very first trailer for Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution officially dropped. The movie is rumored to be a CGI remake of the very first Pokémon movie, released 20 years ago, and the short trailer suggests that rumor is true.

The trailer begins with the iconic bubbles from the first movie in 2D, and then a close-up of Mewtwo in 3D. That is quickly followed up by Mewtwo chasing its nemesis, Mew through the clouds. Those of you who have seen the original movie, and if you haven't then shame on you, the final battle pits Mewtwo against the Pokémon from which it was cloned. We personally can't wait to see that epic battle reimagined in three dimensions.

The more astute Pokémon fans among you will have noticed that the above trailer is in Japanese. That's because, at the time of typing this, the movie is only slated to be released in Japan on July 12, 2019. We sincerely hope that is just a formality and that after it is rolled out in Pokemon's native of Japan, the remake is released worldwide.


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