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​Upcoming Pokémon Movie To Be Titled 'Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution'

​Upcoming Pokémon Movie To Be Titled 'Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution'

The Pokémon Company has announced the name of the next core Pokémon Movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

It'll be the second animated Mewtwo-focused flick, and is reported to be a follow up to an earlier release, 1998's Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back.

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A trailer for the then-secret project was shown in Japan earlier this year. But now, fans worldwide know its official name and its release date - set to be next summer. Here's the film's first teaser image... Though, there's not much to actually *see*.

A teaser image for 'Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution': Credit: The Pokémon Company
A teaser image for 'Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution': Credit: The Pokémon Company

Like the above image, details regarding Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution are sparse right now. But we know it'll be directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara [via NintendoLife] - the former directed the 1998 Pokémon film, while the latter was the co-director of 2001's CGI-fest, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

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Regular Pokémon series scriptwriter Takeshi Shudo will take care of the screenplay, and, as noted by Frag Hero, fans can expect to see the first trailer, and hopefully some plot details, in the coming months.

The new film should release on 12 July, 2019. And, to the fear of many a 'Mon fan around the globe, The Pokémon Company has only announced a Japanese version so far. A new trailer will hopefully confirm a wider, international release.

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Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds as the lovable yellow mouse-monster, will be the next Pokémon film in cinemas. It's set to release in May 2019, and, despite it being half-live action, half CGI, it's shaping up to be a decent watch - at least until a fully animated Pokémon film takes centre stage again.

What do you think about this news? Are you likely to catch either movie when they're in cinemas? Make sure you let us know.

Featured Image Credit: The Pokémon Company

Topics: Film, Entertainment, pokemon, Technology

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.