Fans of the 2019 animated film Alita: Battle Angel are eager to know what could have been with the presumed sequel. The movie was a success at the box office, offering a fresh take on the Japanese manga series created by Yukio Kishiru.
Jon Landau, the producer of the movie, revealed in an interview what it takes for a sequel to happen. A petition was created and signed by fans and it is already gaining lots of signatures. However, this is not enough to secure a movie contract—fans need to put a lot of pressure on Disney to make it happen.
Sad to say that despite the film’s interesting story and vivid animation, the first few days of its first week of screening were quite slow. Good thing more positive reviews came out the following days so that urged more people to see it for themselves.
Landau explained, “What I think the Alita Army should do is keep peppering our family now at Disney and let them know how important it is to have another Alita movie and hopefully we’ll venture there one day.”
It’s clear that Landau is keen on working on a second part. The manga creator is also pleased with what they did in the movie. “Thanks to the great staff, it has become the greatest movie in the world,” Kishiro gladly says.
Kishiro has been vocal about his support for the first movie. He even created a special poster illustration made exclusively for the film with a note saying, “The core part of the manga was brilliantly passed on to the film.”
The Alita star, Rosa Salazar, told SlashFilm how much she loved playing the character. “I would play Alita ‘til my last breath,” she confesses. She also thinks that the performance capture technology could make her play the role once again.
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