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Thousands of movie fans have been hoping to hear about the making of “Alita: Battle Angel 2.” While official updates are extremely scarce, there is still some hope from the support the sequel is getting from cast members and producers like Jon Landau. Also, there has been an interesting report that Disney might not be completely ignoring the possibilities of bringing back the cyborg warrior on the big screen.
‘Alita: Battle Angel’ producer Jon Landau joins calls for a sequel
Even though the fate of “Alita: Battle Angel 2” has not been decided yet, the good thing is several people attached to the making of the first movie have been showing support for the sequel. Landau has been one of the producers who repeatedly expressed interest in making the second movie happened.
He renewed his stance on the sequel through an Instagram post in May as part of his “wash your hands” shirts series on the social media app. Landau shared a photo of him wearing a black shirt with a photo of the live-action version of Alita (Rosa Salazar) front and center along with the words, “Wash your hands, I want a sequel.” Frequent hand washing is one of the top scientific recommendations to keep one’s self safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an interview with CinemaBlend last year, Landau hinted at having more than enough material to make “Alita: Battle Angel 2.” He revealed that at the earlier days of developing the movie adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s manga series “Gunnm,” “[James Cameron] had plotted out two additional stories of where we would go very specifically.”
The adaptation of “Gunnm” has been Cameron’s pet project since the early 2000s and he was anticipated to direct the movie initially until he apparently got busy with the “Avatar” series. It was confirmed in 2017 that Cameron trusted Robert Rodriguez to helm the film, who also worked with him along with Laeta Kalogridis for the screenplay.
Rumor: Disney is considering ‘Alita: Battle Angel 2’
There are observations that the first movie’s ticket sales in North America and worldwide is likely the first obstacle to get the green light for “Alita: Battle Angel 2.” However, the mega-merger of 20th Century Fox (the film’s distributor) and Disney a month after the premiere may have further complicated the situation.
Cast members and production staff have confirmed that Disney is now the studio to decide for the sequel’s fate. We Got This Covered previously reported that the filmmaking giant is “considering” to approve the production of “Alita: Battle Angel 2” but no positive update has yet to follow the claim.