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'Alita: Battle Angel 2' release date: Close to 120,000 fans clamor for sequel's production

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

It is becoming more apparent that more movie fans are supporting the call for “Alita: Battle Angel 2” to be produced the longer Disney and 20th Century Fox remain quiet about it. Lucky, fans also got the support of the cast and other people who worked on the first film, including producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez.

Alita: Battle Angel 2’ production: Can 120,000 fans convince Disney to order a sequel?

Shortly after the first movie was released last February, a petition on Change.org was put up to convince the producers that people want to see “Alita: Battle Angel 2.” While it took several months before thousands of people signed up for it, the important thing now is close to 120,000 people are backing the unannounced movie project.

The petition for “Alita: Battle Angel 2” is just short of a few hundreds of signatures to reach the 120,000 mark, as of this writing. It should also be noted that the growth in the number of petitioners has been noticeably faster over the past month. More people around the world may have watched the first movie months since it premiered, and the plot and production were enough to convince them that it deserves a sequel.

Unfortunately, the response from Disney’s end has yet to keep up with the growing demand for “Alita: Battle Angel 2.” Rosa Salazar, who played Alita, previously suggested that the business aspect, specifically the merger of Disney and 20th Century Fox earlier this year, could be what’s keeping the companies from deciding on the sequel’s fate.

Alita: Battle Angel 2’ cast, plot: Actors join fans in hoping for sequel's production

Fans will be happy to learn that their demand for “Alita: Battle Angel 2” is supported by Salazar and other people attached to the making of the first movie. The actress confirmed to SlashFilm that she would love to reprise her role.

While Edward Norton’s appearance in the first movie was brief, he will obviously have a bigger role in a sequel. In an interview with Total Film (via GamesRadar), Norton is reportedly positive about coming back to play Nova should he get the call for “Alita: Battle Angel 2.”

Those who have seen the first movie agree that its plot is complete by itself. But it was also written in a way that it hints at Alita’s continuing story allowing for “Alita: Battle Angel 2” to organically follow the first film. Alita’s on her way to becoming the Motorball champion and earning a ticket to Zalem where she could finally face Nova and avenge the deaths of her friends.

By Jess Ferrera
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