Landau Asks Fans To Push For “Alita 2”
February’s “Alita: Battle Angel” grossed just over $400 million worldwide, not a bad number, but with a costly $200 million production budget and a lackluster domestic performance – it seemed any chance of a sequel to the Robert Rodriguez-helmed and James Cameron-produced film was dead.
A month later Disney’s takeover of Fox pretty much cemented its demise, the Mouse House seemingly happy to let many of Fox’s franchises or potential franchises sit on the shelf until they’re ready to deal with them in their own time.
Producer Jon Landau however is not giving up. Speaking with Cinema Blend, Landau offered some instructions in order to make the sequel happen:
“When Jim [Cameron] was going to direct, which he was at [one] point, in his mind he had plotted out two additional stories of where we would go very specifically… What I think the Alita Army should do is keep peppering our family now at Disney and [let them know] how important it is to have another Alita movie and hopefully we’ll venture there one day.”
Reviews for the film were mixed/positive at release but it appears the film has already started to go up in estimation judging by more recent public reviews.