Alita: Battle Angel sequel is still possible, says Robert Rodriguez

Alita: Battle Angel, sequel, Robert Rodriguez

Alita: Battle Angel focused on Alita (Rosa Salazar), a cyborg who was awakened with no memory and was taken in by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), who recognized the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. The story clearly set the stage for a sequel, but there are a lot of factors at play that means it might never come to fruition. Alita: Battle Angel does have a passionate fanbase who would be eager for a sequel and that’s something the cast and crew want to deliver if they can.

While speaking with THR for a feature revolving around The Book of Boba Fett, Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez revealed that a sequel is still possible.

Jim and I talked about it recently, and we’re still very interested. I told him, ‘Let me deliver Boba and then let’s figure out a pitch.’

James Cameron had been developing Alita: Battle Angel for quite some time, but his work on the Avatar sequels caused him to pass the reins to Robert Rodriguez. Cameron remained on board as producer and co-writer, and still clearly wants to continue the franchise.

The release of Alita: Battle Angel was met with mixed reviews and although it grossed more than $400 million worldwide, it wasn’t exactly the blockbuster numbers that 20th Century Fox had hoped. Fox’s subsequent acquisition by Disney may also be a stumbling block, but Robert Rodriguez told Forbes last year that the Alita: Battle Angel sequel could find a home on Disney+. “I think anything is possible. Disney bought Fox, and they have Disney Plus, so that is worth the conversation. I know other people would love to see another, and I would love to do another one,” Rodriguez said. “As far as where it would go or how it would be made, I think streaming has opened up many opportunities such as sequels. It’s already a pre-sold concept, it’s already got a built-in audience that wants to see it, and then it’s delivered to them in a way that’s the easiest for them to consume.” Would you still like to see a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel?

The Book of Boba Fett will debut on Disney+ on December 29th.

Source: THR

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