Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution is finally going to release outside of Japan. The film, which first premiered in Japanese cinemas in July 2019, is coming to Netflix on February 27, 2020. February 27 is considered “Pokemon Day,” as it is the date that Pokemon Red & Green first released in Japan in 1996.
The trailer below contains many scenes that will be familiar to anyone who saw Pokemon: The First Movie, which this is a remake of.
It looks like the film will appear in other regions, too–an announcement of the film’s Netflix release was retweeted by Netflix Australia/New Zealand, and it seems that Netflix has licensed this release.
The film is largely about the origin of Mewtwo, who was created by humans, and a conflict between it and the series’ heroes. The original Mew makes an appearance as well. All told, it has a lot in common with the plot of Detective Pikachu–including the appearance of a CGI Mewtwo.
A new Pokemon anime short series, Twilight Wings, is available now.