Following an announcement and lengthy countdown, Toho has released the first trailer and poster for the 22nd Pokémon movie.
The trailer recalls the release of the first Pokémon movie back in 1998 before showing Mewtwo in its stasis chamber. It then cuts to Mewtwo chasing a familiar mythical Pokémon across the night sky.
From the footage we can see that this will be the first fully CG animated Pokémon movie, suggesting that this will likely be a CG remake of Pokémon: The First Movie. The new poster is also reminiscent of the teaser poster for 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 Pokémon films (I Choose You and The Power of Us), it’ll likely arrive in the UK and US in November 2019.