“Nothing is Impossible” – this quote has been digested by a lot of movie fans these days.
After the effort to get Snyder Cut’s success, other campaigns for alternate and extended film cuts have ramped up their efforts.
One of such is the fan-movement for a sequel of Alita: Battle Angel. Recently, billboards calling for a sequel appeared in Los Angeles.
The Movement for the Battle Angel
The movement has been active online ever since the release of the film in 2019.
The “Alita Army” has even tried to get attention from Disney with a banner stating their desire for Alita: Battle Angel 2 at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
But now this billboard- stuff provides the campaign with a thrush. The Snyder Cut fandom previously took this step, and we know what the result is.
The billboards are adorned with a character from the movie and featured Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, and Tilly Lockey’s quotes that were made in support of a new film.
These boards note to “Join the campaign” with their official hashtag #AlitaSequel.
Check out the images here:
Hey Disney, these ads are running today on a billboard in Koreatown in downtown Los Angeles. They're saying that the Alita Army wants an Alita sequel. @DisneyStudios @20thCentury #AlitaSequel @doc_ido pic.twitter.com/cNNE7LYADh
— Charlie Schmidt (@CharlieSchmidt1) June 1, 2020
More than just a regular Campaign
But wait before you take this off just like any other movie campaign.
It was more than just Alita fans raising money for a billboard.
The group, on the other hand, raised money for Action Against Hunger and Feeding America charities.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, the film made $404.8 million worldwide and ended with mixed reviews.
The movie stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson star in supporting roles.
It ends on a cliffhanger, with Alita vowing to take the fight to the world’s oppressors. But the box-office collection was not enough to automatically ensure a green signal to the sequel.
Regardless, the Alita Army is determined to keep up their hopes and fight for the franchise.
Moreover, some of the Alita’s cast and crew’s been vocally very active in aid of a follow-up to the cyberpunk sci-fi adventure. Salaza said that she would play Alita till her last breath. Besides, her co-star, Christoph waltz, also expressed his interest in reprising his role as Dr Dyson Ido.
So we have to wait and see what happens next.