Disney is apparently once again looking at some of 20th Century Studio’s family-friendly franchises for new content for Disney+, as according to a new rumour from Small Screen, Disney is reportedly working on a brand new “Alita: Battle Angel” prequel series for the streaming service.
Disney is in the process of developing an Alita: Battle Angel prequel show. This will be for Disney Plus. At the moment, it’s unclear if Robert Rodriguez and/or James Cameron will be coming back.
There has been lots of pressure from “Alita” fans on social media, but also from both Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron, to do something with the franchise. With the rumours stating that they would be producing the series, but it’s unclear if they would be directing any of the episodes.
The original film was released in 2019 and based on Japanese manga artist Yukito Kishiro’s 1990s series “Battle Angel Alita” and its 1993 original video animation adaptation, “Battle Angel”. The film was directed by Robert Rodriguez, who is directing one of the episodes of the second season of “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” and was produced by James Cameron, who has been recently directing the “Avatar” sequels for Disney in New Zealand.
Only last year, the producer of the film, Jan Landau spoke to CinemaBlend about possibly making more “Battle Angel Alita” content for Disney+.
Well, I won’t speak specifically about Alita. I would just tell you that I think Jim [Cameron] and I love the opportunities that streaming and these other avenues of distribution are offering people today. And you know, we would love to get into those playgrounds and play in them, no matter what the title is.
“Alita: Battle Angel” went onto make over $400 million dollars at the global box office and was the last film released by 20th Century Fox before that was purchased by the Walt Disney Company.
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