Alita: Battle Angel, the director is optimistic about a sequel

Alita: Battle Angel, the director is optimistic about a sequel
While Alita: Battle Angel was not a completely successful film, as we explained in our review, it certainly caught the attention of many anime fans, especially those with a penchant for the cyberpunk genre. Last October there were rumors about the possible production of a sequel, which we had explained to you were actually unfounded.

The rumors, however, were not based on nothing, since in fact he is the director of the film Robert Rodriguez that producer James Cameron had imagined from the beginning that Alita: Battle Angel could have more followers, even considering that the original manga by Yukito Kishiro is a very full-bodied work that certainly cannot be summed up in a single film (and in fact one of the problems of the film adaptation had been the need to summarize the initial story). That long-term project was stalled with Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Even Christoph Waltz had expressed his suspicion that the sequel never materialized because it didn't fit the so-called “Disneyfication”.

Recently, however, Robert Rodriguez revealed that he was optimistic about a possible new film. In fact, in an interview he said:

"I think anything is possible. Disney bought Fox, and they have Disney +, so it would be worth having a conversation about it. I know that other people would like to see another movie, and I would love to make one myself. As for where it would air or how it could be done, I think streaming has opened up a lot of opportunities for sequels. It is a format that has already been tested, it already has an integrated audience that supports it, and then it is made available in the easiest way to use. So, it wouldn't be a bad idea “.

We'll see if Disney will open up the possibility of producing one or more followers of Alita: Battle Angel to be broadcast on its streaming channel.

If you enjoyed Robert Rodriguez's film we recommend you absolutely to recover the original manga Battle Angel Alita, one of the masterpieces of its genre, which you can find on Amazon in a convenient box at this link.