In 2019 the filmmaker Robert Rodriguez presented himself together with James Cameron Alita: Battle Angel, a cyberpunk adaptation of the 1990 classic manga Battle Angel Alita. The film underperformed at the box office, but quickly gained cult classic status online, with fans calling for a sequel. In an interview with Forbes, Rodriguez hinted that the franchise could find new life on a streaming platform and is optimistic that Alita: Battle Angel 2 could take place on # Disney +.
“I think anything is possible. Disney bought Fox and they have Disney + so it’s worth the entertainment. I know other people would like to see another, and I would like to do another. As far as it goes or How it would be done, streaming has opened up a lot of opportunities like sequels in my opinion. It’s already a pre-sold concept, it already has a built-in audience that wants to see it, and then it’s delivered to them in a way that it is easiest to consume. So it’s not a bad idea. “
Alita: Battle Angel was always the beginning of a new franchise. The film told the story of a future earth destroyed by a catastrophic war called “The Fall”. In the new post-apocalyptic society, a scientist, played by Christoph Waltz, discovers a cyborg body in the junkyard that contains a living human brain. The scientist places the brain in a new metal body and names his creation Alita.
The human / cyborg hybrid wakes up with no memory of their previous life and sets off to regain their memories. With a star cast, ultra-modern special effects and a fascinating central plot Alita: Battle Angel everything seemed ready to be Hollywood’s next big franchise.
While it didn’t happen, the fandom the film has garnered around the world is a passionate one. Much like the # ReleasTheSnyderCut movement, the #AlitaSequel movement has grown in strength over time, with the message trending on Twitter and appearing on billboards.
Just as the “Snyder Cut” finally found a home on the HBO Max streaming service, Robert Rodriguez seems to believe that if and when a Alita To be continued, it will be on a streaming platform, which for Disney means Disney +. Previously, Christoph Waltz had hinted that the reason the sequel might not be made is because the Alita: Battle Angel Franchise doesn’t fit Disney’s brand.
“I haven’t heard anything and am a little disappointed and surprised that I haven’t heard anything because I know it has followers. I know people liked it and apart from what others have said, I have loved it and i loved to work on it and i liked the result. you know it was fox and fox no longer exists. now it’s disney. maybe it doesn’t fit the disneyfication but i have no idea. i have no clue . Maybe they are working on something and I wouldn’t be the first to hear it, but I haven’t heard anything since. “
After Disney announced that recently Deadpool 3 was lit green, fans hope that more non-PG13 films will follow. If the Alita Continuing turns out to be one of them, the franchise will finally be able to reward its fans for their loyalty. This message originated on Forbes.
Topics: Alita 2, Battle Angel