Alita Battle Angel 2: Robert Rodriguez gives update on Fallen Angel sequel

Alita Battle Angel 2: Robert Rodriguez gives update on Fallen Angel sequel


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When Alita: Battle Angel was released in 2019 fans of the franchise went wild. The film was based on the Japanese manga Battle Angel Alita, which told the story of a decommissioned warrior android who was reactivated to find herself in a new part of the world. The film made a staggering $405 million at the box office on a large budget of $200 million, but it received middling reviews. Unfortunately, after the film was released, disaster struck the series.

Alita Battle Angel was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Since the film’s release, Fox was bought up by Disney, leaving Alita’s highly-anticipated sequel in a state of disarray.

However, director of the movie, Robert, has now spoken out about the possibility of a return to the post-apocalyptic cyberpunk future.

Speaking to Forbes, Robert said: “I think anything is possible. Disney bought Fox, and they have Disney Plus, so that is worth the conversation.”

On whether it actually will happen, Robert continued: “I know other people would love to see another, and I would love to do another one.

“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. So, it’s not a bad idea.”

Considering the original format for Alita was in a serial manga form, episodic releases on Disney Plus might be a better option for the film franchise’s future.

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However, the Alita sequel – what executive producer James Cameron dubbed: Alita: Fallen Angel – in episodic form might not be the best option for it.

The film spent an enormous $200 million in creating the film, lots of which was used on creating Alita’s distinctive look.

Actor behind the character, Rosa Salazar, had her face altered throughout the film using computer graphics, making her eyes much larger and giving her more pronounced features.

This sophisticated CGI used in the franchise would rack up a hefty bill for a TV show which could only span 30-40 minutes per episode, similar to that of Disney Plus’ success The Mandalorian.

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The good news is Robert isn’t the only member of the film’s production who would be willing to fight for Alita’s journey to continue.

James spoke candidly about its vaguely-planned sequels back in 2019 and touched upon how the future of the franchise would be framed. 

He said: “It has to be Alita, colon, Battle Angel.

“The next one will be Alita: Fallen Angel, or Alita: Avenging Angel, or whatever.”

Similarly, Alita actor herself, Rosa, expressed interest in returning to the cyberpunk world.

Rosa said in an interview in 2019: “I would play Alita ‘til my last breath.

“I would, and thanks to the performance capture technology, I probably could.”

Here’s hoping the future of the franchise is going to be well looked after by Disney.

Alita: Battle Angel is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.


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