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Robert Rodriquez confident an Alita: Battle Angel sequel – or series – could still happen

August 30th, 2021 by Marc Comments

We’re all well aware of – and totally supportive of – the ‘Release the Snyder Cut’ and ‘Release the the Ayer Cut’ groups but are you aware of those known as The Alita Army?

The Alita Army is a group of fans – of which I very much am one – who are trying to convince Disney, who now own Fox (who made the movie originally), to make a sequel or series following on the story set up in the movie Alita: Battle Angel.

The 2019 movie starred Rosa Salazar as Alita, was directed by Robert Rodriquez and was produced by James Cameron and it quickly became a hit (it earned an estimated $430 million on a budget of $170m) and established a massive following online – a following that continues to grow today and is made up of many more than just the fans of the original anime. I have to admit, I had little excitement for the movie but fell in love with it after seeing it in the cinema and have been a vocal member of the Alita Army ever since.

However, for the last while it was looking unlikely we would ever hear news of more Alita… but tonight we can report that director Rodriquez seems quietly confident that her adventures aren’t dead yet.

In a new interview Rodriquez, who just wrapped on The Book of Boba Fett series, said that his work with Disney is, he hopes, lending weight to his case for more Alita.

“I’m trying to see what happens with Boba Fett, I think that’s going to knock people’s socks off so when that happens I will go in and say, ok, I’ve been here for a while, let’s figure out how we can do Alita whether it’s for streaming or theatrical because it’s such a great property, people love it, I love it and Jim loves it,” he said.

We [Rodriquez and Cameron] just talked about it recently again, about how can we do this, what’s the best way to approach it, I think it’ll be me going in there with him to talk about it because I’m doing a lot of stuff for them [Disney] now… 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.”

This is very exciting and positive news… Alita could certainly work as a streaming show rather than a movie and it’s not as if Disney can’t afford to throw money at it and, as Rodriquez said, there’s an in-built audience there.

So keep those fingers crossed, guys… I have a feeling we may see more Alita in the not too distant future.


From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Screenplay by: James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis

Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson

Source: The Nerdy Base

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….