Return of Mewtwo Teased for 2019 Pokémon Movie

A fan favourite legendary Pokémon is set to return to screens next year, following the official announcement of Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution. Unveiled at the end of Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story, which opened in Japanese cinemas today, the brief teaser reportedly featured Mewtwo’s original voice actor, Masachika Ichimura (Giovanni’s Island).

The current title is a direct reference to 1998’s Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, which featured Ash and friends having to thwart a plot by Mewtwo, who sought revenge on humanity after he was created through genetic manipulation. That incarnation of Mewtwo would later reappear in 2000’s Mewtwo Returns anime special, before a different Mewtwo was the co-star of 2013’s Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (reviewed ).

List last year’s I Choose You, Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story is set in a standalone continuity separate from that of the currently ongoing Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, featuring callbacks to the series past such as an emphasis on Pokémon introduced in the Gold/Silver games, such as the legendary Lugia and music from its first starring role in Pokémon the Movie 2000. While I Choose You was released in cinemas nationwide by Fathom Events, no international release for Everyone’s Story has been announced so far.

Pokémon the First Movie and I Choose You are currently available on DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Manga Entertainment, with Genesect and the Legend Awakened also available as part of the Black and White 4 Movie Collection DVD box set.

Source: Dogasu.

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