Alita: Battle Angel producer says he’s spoken to director Robert Rodriguez about a sequel

Alita: Battle Angel
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Alita: Battle Angel producer Jon Landau has given a promising update about a potential sequel in a new interview.

"There’s a little film called Alita: Battle Angel that we’d love to circle back and do a sequel to," Landau told Deadline. "I’ve been talking to [director Robert Rodriguez] about that, and hopefully that comes to fruition."

Alita: Battle Angel, the adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga, released in 2019 to a mixed critical response but a considerable $400m at the box office. It has since gained a cult following – with many fans calling for a sequel to continue the story teased during the original movie’s ending.

As late as last year, Rodriguez was open to the idea of a sequel – hinting that Disney Plus (after Disney’s acquisition of Fox) could be the perfect home for the next movie.

"I think anything is possible. Disney bought Fox, and they have Disney+, so that is worth the conversation," Rodriguez said in a January 2021 interview with Forbes. "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."

Next up for Rodriguez is a new Spy Kids movie. Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi are onboard for the upcoming Netflix reboot, with the director – who has helmed every Spy Kids entry – also on script duties.

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Bradley Russell

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