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'Alita: Battle Angel 2' release date, plot: Plans for a sequel are in place – Disney just has to approve it

From “Alita: Battle Angel” official trailer. | Photo by 20th Century Fox/YouTube screenshot

Expectations were likely very high for the cyberpunk film “Alita: Battle Angel” that was released earlier this year. It appears now that the movie did not fail to amaze fans as there has been a growing demand for a sequel to be made. The good thing is people involved in its production have plans for “Alita: Battle Angel 2,” but the fact remains that Disney has yet to greenlight the project.

Alita: Battle Angel 2’ release date still not set; Disney has yet to confirm a sequel

Many fans may not have known it, but the movie was based on the Japanese manga series “Battle Angel Alita” by Yukito Kishiro, released in the ‘90s. The James Cameron-produced film was able to capture to original material’s gritty plot in a post-apocalyptic world along with the titular character’s sort of coming-of-age story.

Now, months after the movie premiered worldwide, there is still silence on Disney’s end regarding the plans for “Alita: Battle Angel 2.” Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez confirmed (via DigitalSpy) that they have plans for a sequel.

Another good thing about this is that Rodriguez and actress Rosa Salazar, who played Alita, both said that they are looking forward to work on the sequel. However, Salazar confirmed that they have not yet heard anything from Disney. Note that the first movie’s producer, 20th Century Fox, was merged with Disney earlier this year.

The plan for a sequel was also made obvious in the first film. The final scene revealed a cameo of Nova (Edward Norton), who is the actual evil mastermind and would most likely become the main villain if “Alita: Battle Angel 2” ever happens.

Alita: Battle Angel 2’ production depends on the first movie’s box office, home media success?

The hard truth about the movie industry is that, at the end of the day, it is a business. Disney’s decision to whether or not produce “Alita: Battle Angel 2” can be influenced by how well the first movie sold. Salazar knows this, too. So when previously asked about the sequel, the actress asked fans to support the movie’s Blu-ray and DVD copies.

By Jess Ferrera
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