Director Robert Rodriguez is very hopeful about getting the opportunity to create a sequel of his blockbuster 2019 movie, Alita: Battle Angel, on Disney Plus. Robert Rodriguez is really hopeful about Alita: Battle Angel 2 happening at Disney Plus.
Alita: Battle Angel is Rodriguez’s blockbuster cyberpunk action film released in the year 2019 based on Yukito Kishiro’s 1990s titled Battle Angel Alita manga series and its original video animation adaptation of 1993.
The film featured Rosa Salazar as the animated cyborg Alita. She wakes up in a brand new body with no memory of her past, and she subsequently embarks on a beautiful journey to learn about her identity and destiny.
Alita: Battle Angel managed to rake in $404 million worldwide, making it Rodriguez’s highest-grossing movie. The film itself was not a big critical success, yet there was a considerable appreciation for the stunning performance of Salazar.
Rodriguez and James Cameron had always well intended for Alita: Battle Angel to spawn multiple sequels. But following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which had recently produced and distributed Alita: Battle Angel as its independent title, the plans for a follow-up feature were canned.
Star Christoph Waltz also suspected the sequel never materialized because the film did not fit in with the “Disneyfication.” However, the fans of the film, especially the online group Alita Army, quickly launched a campaign demanding a sequel.
Alita: Battle Angel 2 Happening At Disney+?
They also appealed to Cinemark theatres to re-release the movie before the end of the year 2020, arguing that the screenings will be helping in reviving the interest in making Alita: Battle Angel 2.
Cameron and Rodriguez backed the campaign, and Alita: Battle Angel made a return to the Cinemark theatres on October 30. Rodriguez has weighed in on the future of the film.
While promoting his upcoming feature movie, We Can Be Heroes, Rodriguez revealed to Forbes about his plans for the sequel of Alita: Battle Angel. As per Rodriguez, now that Disney has its streaming service in Disney Plus, he is quite optimistic about making a return to the Iron City.
Rodriguez says that Disney Plus has opened up the avenue for various franchise revivals and sequels.
He also believes that Disney knows that there is also a default audience waiting for another Alita: Battle Angel film, so it is quite likely that the entertainment conglomerate will greenlight a sequel to please the movie’s ardent fans.
Alita: Battle Angel was a futuristic science-fiction epic that left fans wanting more.