Robert Rodriguez is hopeful about Alita: Battle Angel 2 Occurring at Disney+. Alita: Battle Angel is Rodriguez’s 2019 blockbuster cyberpunk action film based on Yukito Kishiro’s 1990s Battle Angel Alita manga series along with its 1993 first video cartoon adaptation. The movie featured Rosa Salazar as the animated cyborg Alita, who wakes up in a brand new body with no memory of her previous and then embarks on a journey to find out about her identity and destiny. Alita: Battle Angel raked in $404 million globally, which makes it Rodriguez’s highest-grossing film. The film itself wasn’t a major critical achievement, yet there was a considerable appreciation for Salazar’s stunning performance.
Rodriguez and producer James Cameron had always planned for Alita: Battle Angel to spawn multiple sequels. But after Disney purchased 20th Century Fox, which had produced and distributed Alita: Battle Angel because of its last separate title, the plans for a follow-up attribute were canned. Star Christoph Waltz guessed the sequel never prevailed because the film didn’t fit in with the “Disneyfication.” Fans of the film, notably the online group Alita Army, however, quickly established a campaign demanding a sequel. They appealed to Cinemark theatres to re-release the film before the end of 2020, arguing that the screenings can help revive interest in creating Alita: Battle Angel 2. The campaign was endorsed by Cameron and Rodriguez and Alita: Battle Angel returned into Cinemark theaters on October 30. Rodriguez has since seen in on the future of the film.
While promoting his upcoming Netflix feature movie We Can Be Heroes, Rodriguez revealed to Forbes his plans for an Alita: Battle Angel sequel. According to Rodriguez, now that Disney has its streaming service in the kind of Disney+, he is very optimistic about returning to Iron City. Rodriguez states that Disney+ has opened up the route for many franchise revivals and sequels. He considers that Disney knows that there’s a default audience awaiting the following Alita: Battle Angel movie, therefore it’s rather probable the entertainment conglomerate will greenlight a sequel to please the movie’s ardent fans. Rodriguez stated:
“I think anything is possible. Disney purchased Fox, and they have Disney+, so that’s worth the conversation. I know other folks would like to see another, and I would love to do the next one. As much as where it would go or how it could be made, I think streaming has opened up many opportunities like sequels. It is already a pre-sold concept, it’s already got a built-in audience that wants to see this, and then it’s delivered to them in a means that’s the easiest for them to consume. So, it is not a terrible idea.”
Lately, there were whispers over the Alita Army about Disney talking about the potential for release both an Alita: Battle Angel sequel and an expected prequel show on Disney+. There is, however, no official confirmation about the exact same and Disney can be actively refraining from speaking about a number of the big-ticket jobs that it has inherited from Fox. Disney’s recent Investor Day, for instance, contained no reference to Avatar 2, which is an undisputed magnum opus. Perhaps, Disney is waiting for the correct chance to discuss the names it has acquired from Fox. So it’s going to most likely be some time before the fate of Alita: Battle Angel gets clear.
Alita: Battle Angel proved to be a futuristic sci-fi epic that left fans wanting more. Whatever the critical result of the movie may have been, the film revealed that Kishiro’s cult manga series had a built-in foundation of admirers that yearned for his work to be accommodated with zappy visuals. The first movie had performed very well in Asian markets, such as South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, and China. So today that Disney+ is currently releasing internationally, it could use Alita: Battle Angel 2 as a lure to pique the attention of the movie’s fans overseas.