Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American action film of cyberpunk genre based on Japanese manga artist Yukito Kishiro’s 1990s series Battle Angel Alita and its 1993 original video animation adaptation, Battle Angel. It was directed by Robert Rodriguez, produced by James Cameron, and written by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis. Rosa Salazar acts as Alita, with the help of through performance-capture animation as a cyborg( a mix of the organic and machine-like body) who reborn in a new body with no earlier memories and sets out to know her past and destiny.
Any plans for a sequel of Alita: Battle Angel?
So as we come to know, the support from the fanbase of Alita is just as strong as it was for Justice League: because they, that’s the fans, have been leading their campaign till this day in support of it since there was a petition at the time of Alita’s theatrical release in February 2019!
The fans managed funds for a plane to fly over the red carpet of Oscars in 2020 and voicing their demand for a sequel through billboards all over Los Angeles!
The basic problem for Alita is that Disney has taken over Fox after Alita’d first release, and it is Disney who gets to decide whether the movie would get a sequel, and only after their already packed release schedule is managed.
Alita Battle Angel 2 Plot: How is Alita Battle Angel 2 set up?
Even if not the film doesn’t answer all the fans’ questions, it is expected to be a complete story at least.
After losing her lover Hugo, Alita gradually realizes her place in the world and herself even better and then rising to become a Motorball champion. But a whole scene of Motorball was cut and not permitted in the film. As producer Jon Landau told CinemaBlend: “There was a training sequence that we shot in an alley Hugo is teaching her how to do the street Motorball. That’s really the only significant scene.”
There are many unsolved mysteries about Alita’s life which hasn’t even been resolved in the original manga.
There are many obvious questions unanswered, like, what became of Alita between the period of ‘The Fall’ and her landing in that Iron City junk heap? The way Zalem survived The Fall, and what is the nature of the city really like? And what is actually the demand of the mysterious Nova?
Alita Battle Angel 2 Cast: Who’s Coming Back For Alita Battle Angel 2?
Among the cast, the protagonist Rosa Salazar is expected to be back as Alita, the reason being her love for the role and the fact that she is the lead actor. She strongly committed and said, “I would play Alita till my last breath,” also remarked that she would, and also thank the performance capture technology, which she probably could.”
We also expect Christoph Waltz to see again as Alita’s surrogate father, Dr. Dyson Ido. His role is also that of a scientist and a bounty hunter, and he himself confirmed his return for the sequel.
“I haven’t heard anything, and I’m a little disappointed and Also very much surprised that I haven’t heard a thing so far because I know that it has followers,” he said that in April 2020.
“I know that people liked it, and aside from what others said, I loved it, and I liked working on it, and I liked the result.”
The mysterious Nova is also to get back the actor Edward Norton reprising his role. According to Rodriguez, his presence is “really for the setup of a sequel” and that Nova was tough to cast.
Another character, Clive Lee, was another character who didn’t make it to the film but was in the original script. Director of the Alita 2 said that he thought that they should save this character for the sequel so he presented him in this.
Alita Battle Angel 2 Trailer: Any Alita Battle Angel 2 footage yet?
Not yet because the sequel has not been signaled yet by Disney.
Alita Battle Angel Trailer
Disney Buying Fox Makes Alita 2 Even More Complicated
Alita: Battle Angel was to be released by 20th Century Fox, which has been acquired by Disney. Therefore this is in all probability the last release by the company.
Disney has almost finished buying the TV assets and movies of Fox movie & TV assets. So from now onwards, Disney will have the upper hand in distributing the films completed by Fox films, also deciding the movement of those in development to production.
This means that the decision on Alita 2 needs to be decided by Disney, but the damp domestic performance might turn them off as the company has more options to deal with. But the brand potentiality and links with James Cameron’s Avatar sequel might motivate the company for an off for a company that now has a lot more properties to play with. And said that Alita is a brand potential and connections to James Cameron’s Avatar sequels which are set to be the new jewel in Disney’s crown – may give sequel chances a boost.