Alita: Battle Angel, encouraging updates on the sequel from Robert Rodriguez
Director Robert Rodríguez remains confident that plans for Alita: Battle Angel 2 they will continue to move forward, according to the recent manufacturer comments Jon Landau about the project.
Based on the Japanese manga created by Yukito Kishirothe live-action adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel 2019’s 2019 release was originally intended to spawn more sequels, though those plans were later called into question following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Hopes for a continuation of the series, however, were recently rekindled when Landau hinted that he was actively talking to Rodriguez and the protagonist, Rosa Salazarof the potential return for a sequel.
During a recent interview with Collidersto Robert Rodríguez was asked about his plans for Alita: Battle Angel 2 and what stage the project was currently at. Admitting that he was initially unsure if a sequel would ever come to fruition, the director reveals that his hopes for a return to PI were buoyed as other Fox projects had also moved forward. However, he confirms that talks are currently underway and while there is no more definitive news than this, he remains hopeful.
“I wasn’t sure if that was ever going to happen because even when the first movie came out, Disney had just bought Fox, so our marketing people, everyone, were gone when that movie came out as well. And then there weren’t any Fox movies being made for years because Disney was still busy making their own Disney stuff. But now I’ve seen some Fox movies coming out, so that gave me hope. And then when Jon [Landau, produttore] talked about it, and then [James Cameron] and I talked about the fact that we always wanted to do a sequel to ‘Alita’. He’s outlined, very carefully, a second and a third film, so there’s already material there. So yeah, let’s hope that happens. But there is nothing definitive.”
Released in 2019, Alita – Battle Angel had achieved a good success with the public, but not enough to immediately confirm its sequel. Also given the film’s open ending, fans have been clamoring for years to have at least one more film dedicated to the lethal cyborg. The success of Avatar – The way of water therefore seems to have now favored the resume work on that sequel, which will apparently also benefit from the new technological goals achieved by the film directed by Cameron. As always, all that remains now is to wait for new updates, which provide more details on the progress in the development of the film.