Ever since the release of the 20th Century Studios film, “Alita: Battle Angel”, which is an adaptation of the Japanese manga “Gunnm” by Yukito Kishiro, fans have been wanting to see some further adventures, and now during a recent interview with Forbes, the film’s producer James Cameron confirmed there are more films in development, ironically while talking about why he was selling his California mansion.
“And on Avatar, I’m working in Wellington and Los Angeles. And on the new Alita: Battle Angel films, I’ll be working in Austin, so it just didn’t make sense for us anymore.”
The original film is an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (played by Rosa Salazar) awakens in a future world, she does not recognize. She is taken in by a compassionate doctor (played by Christoph Waltz) who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
Robert Rodriguez directed the first film, and with James Cameron working on multiple “Avatar” sequels, it’s likely he will continue as one of the producers.
There has been lots of talk about a follow-up to “Alita: Battle Angel”, especially during the promotional tour of “Avatar: The Way Of Water”, and considering how well that film did, it’s not a huge surprise to see Disney are happy to continue to work with James Cameron on whatever project he wants.
“Altia: Battle Angel” was also the last film to be released by 20th Century Fox, before the purchase by Disney, and it went on make a worldwide box office of $405 million, with a production budget of $170 million. With Disney wanting to lean in on established franchises, some additional “Alita: Battle Angel” films make sense, especially if the budgets can be slightly trimmed by producing them simultaneously.
Disney hasn’t officially announced these new films, or given any indication of when they are coming out, but hopefully, we will hear more about them soon.
In the meantime, you can watch “Alita: Battle Angel” on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ around the world.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.