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A Remake Of Mewtwo Strikes Back Is In The Works

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How long can you realistically keep a genetic psychic monster down? He’s escaped….Mewtwo is striking back once more, but will he rehash his old plan or try something new?

This week in Japan the latest Pokemon movie, called “Everyone’s Story,” opened in theaters. The long-standing Pokemon fansite Dogasu’s Backpack was there to report on it, but Dogasu caught something more interesting that needed attention first. These movies usually open with a teaser for the next film, and this time, a reanimation of Mewtwo’s birth was shown.

The teaser starts with a black screen. Text that says something along the lines of “The Legend is Back” (伝説が戻ってくる) appears in both English and Japanese. After that, some bubbles that’ll look very familiar to Movie 1 fans start floating up from the bottom of the screen.

As the bubbles continue to rise, we hear a voice that I’m 99.99999999% sure is Masachika Ichimura, the original voice of Mewtwo from Mewtwo Strikes Back (and that Jouto TV special), recite the opening monologue from the first movie: “What is this place? Who am I?” (ここはどこだ?私は誰だ?). We then see a shot similar to the one below of Mewtwo opening its eyes, though I’m sad to say that the Mewtwo shown in the teaser for next year’s film is rendered in CG.

The title was then flashed onscreen, which used the same logo as the original Mewtwo Strikes Back feature, only with the word “EVOLUTION” tacked across it in English. It’s a pretty strong hint that a remake of Pokemon: The First Movie is in the works, but Dogasu cautioned everyone that it could also mean a sequel (though this many years after the original, we doubt it).

Clearly the bigwigs were inspired by the extra attention given to “Pokemon: I Choose You” and decided to see what else they could rope in the nostalgic crowd with. It makes sense. This is likely the first you’ve heard of “Everyone’s Story,” but we’ll be hearing news about this Mewtwo remake for months to come.

Let’s hope for a better translation this time. “NOT LIKE THIIIIIIIS…..”

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  1. I think that this article's title is pretty misleading. There's no indication at this time that this is going to be a remake of the first movie. It's not impossible. The most recent movies turned out to be set in an alternate universe from the main series, so the idea that they could use that to remake the first Mewtwo movie isn't out of the realm of possibilities, but I think that claiming it is definitely going to be a remake is a case of jumping to conclusions.

    People also thought that I Choose You was going to be movie adaptation of the first season and when the teaser trailer for Everyone's Story first showed up with Lugia's song, a lot of fans thought that meant it was going to be a remake of the second movie. Granted, using such a similar title to the first movie's is a bit more evidence than the past two movies had, but this is still just a teaser announcing that a new movie is going to come out next year. It's way to early to say that a remake is in works based on just a teaser trailer.

  2. I think that this article's title is pretty misleading. There's no indication at this time that this is going to be a remake of the first movie. It's not impossible. The most recent movies turned out to be set in an alternate universe from the main series, so the idea that they could use that to remake the first Mewtwo movie isn't out of the realm of possibilities, but I think that claiming it is definitely going to be a remake is a case of jumping to conclusions.

    People also thought that I Choose You was going to be movie adaptation of the first season and when the teaser trailer for Everyone's Story first showed up with Lugia's song, a lot of fans thought that meant it was going to be a remake of the second movie. Granted, using such a similar title to the first movie's is a bit more evidence than the past two movies had, but this is still just a teaser announcing that a new movie is going to come out next year. It's way to early to say that a remake is in works based on just a teaser trailer.