The Pokémon Company intend to start 2019 off by releasing the first trailer for the 22nd Pokémon movie on 1 January.
Titled Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, the news came via Serbii, as revealed on the official Twitter page for the Pokémon movies. Visiting the official website for Pokemon the Movie also reveals a countdown for when the new trailer will be released.
The film was initially revealed with a short teaser at the end of Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, highlighting that “the legend is back” – the legend being Mewtwo. However, given the title, it is not known if the film is a sequel, or if it will be a remake of Pokémon: The First Movie.
Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution will be directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara, from a screenplay by Takeshi Shudo. It opens in Japan on 12 July 2019. Should it follow the pattern of the previous two films, it’ll likely arrive in the UK and US in November 2019.