Robert Rodriguez Talks Possible Alita: Battle Angel Sequel On Disney+
Earlier this year, rumours of a new “Alita: Battle Angel” project for Disney+ came to light and the film’s director Robert Rodriguez recently spoke with Forbes to promote his new Netflix movie, “We Could Be Heroes”.
He was asked about if Disney+ could be the saviour of Alita: Battle Angel as a movie or series?
“I think anything is possible. Disney bought Fox, and they have Disney+, so that is worth the conversation. I know other people would love to see another, and I would love to do another one. As far as where it would go or how it would be made, I think streaming has opened up many opportunities such as sequels. It’s already a pre-sold concept, it’s already got a built-in audience that wants to see it, and then it’s delivered to them in a way that’s the easiest for them to consume. So, it’s not a bad idea.”
“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.
Disney has already announced multiple 20th Century Studio franchises including “Home Alone“, Night At The Museum”, “Cheaper By The Dozen” and “Percy Jackson“ will be coming to Disney+ with new versions.
The movie is set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.
Robert Rodriguez recently directed an episode of “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” and will be an executive producer on the upcoming Disney+ series, “The Book Of Boba Fett”.
Would you like to see a “Alita: Battle Angel” sequel on Disney+?
I would love an Alita sequel/ prequel no matter what, but the big screen is where this movie really shows its true beauty.