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‘Alita: Battle Angel 2’ release date, production: James Cameron ‘plotted’ 2 more stories following the first movie, producer Jon Landau says
Producer Jon Landau addressed fans campaigning for the production of “Alita: Battle Angel 2” and confirmed that Alita’s (Rosa Salazar) story definitely does not end in the first film. Landau revealed that co-producer James Cameron has “plotted” at least two more stories that would connect to the ending of the 2019 movie.
‘Alita: Battle Angel 2’ plot: There’s more to Alita’s story
Fans who have watched “Alita: Battle Angel” likely did not need Landau’s confirmation to believe that the movie’s plot requires a sequel. But Landau’s recent interview indicates that the story of the cyborg warrior could even extend beyond “Alita: Battle Angel 2.”
“When Jim [Cameron] was going to direct us, which he was at [one] point, in his mind, he had plotted out two additional stories of where we would go very specifically,” Landau told CinemaBlend. One of those stories was certainly cued at the end of the first movie. Alita joined the Motorball tournament and is close to winning the ticket to Zalem. She raises her sword to the sky where Nova (Edward Norton) is watching with a devilish smirk.
It was a very telling hint at Alita’s next main adversary and facing a bigger enemy in “Alita: Battle Angel 2.” What’s great about the main character is that her past is just as interesting as what the future holds for her. This means that plot-wise, “Alita: Battle Angel” could very well become a series that explores the titular protagonist’s hazy past while also tackling her enemies in the present.
‘Alita: Battle Angel 2’ production, release date: Sequel could take 3+ years to make
Unfortunately, despite Cameron having a clear idea of what would happen in “Alita: Battle Angel 2,” it does not necessarily mean a sequel would be certainly underway. An ongoing online petition for the sequel’s production has now gained more than 125,000 signatures, but Landau suggested that Disney is ultimately the company to convince that the movie is worth making.
Landau also does not dismiss the possibility of having “Alita: Battle Angel 2” part of the Disney+ library should the movie get the green light from Disney. However, the producer reminds fans that movies like “Alita: Battle Angel” could take roughly three to four years to make from writing the script and down to post-production.