The massive success of the movie Alita: Battle Angel has demanded the release of a sequel. Moreover, A producer like James Cameron, who is known for Blockbuster movies like Avatar, Titanic, etc. He is one of the reasons why the film was a huge hit.
It is said that the movies can churn out multiple sequels. The director Robert Rodriguez said that they have plans to make Alita: Battle Angel 2 on February 6th, 2019.
Cameron talked about a compelling reason for the arrangement of the name of the movie. He explained that the reason why there is a colon after the name Alita is that they intended to make sequels to it. For example, Alita: Fallen Angel or Alita: Avenging Angel, and so on.
Actress Rosa Salazar reveals that she is ready to play Alita in the sequel too. Even though she has no idea about the script or the plot, she trusts that the movie will be worth it. Similarly, Christopher Waltz is also highly anticipated to make a return in the sequel playing the character of Dr Dyson Ido.
Fun fact: the uncredited appearances by Jai Courtney and Michelle Rodriguez were meant to set up significant roles in the future all along.
This cyberpunk action film is based on a manga called Gunnm. The first movie had mixed reviews. However, the massive fanbase of the pre-established characters grossed the film over 400 million dollars.
The plot of the Alita: Battle Angel
We saw Alita, a cyborg who is on the journey of self-discovery. She looses a loved one, Hugo and finds herself in the process. She gets a one-way ticket into this mysterious city of Zalem.
Rodriguez also commented that there is a perfect beginning, middle, and end to it. So what will be the basis of the sequel?
What COULD happen in Alita: Battle Angel 2 [SPOILERS]
To be clear, Alita’s life is spanned over centuries, so what happened between her fall and her entrance into the Iron City? The ending of the previous movie was gruesome and heartwrenching. It was revealed that Nova was the mysterious leader of the city. He ends up killing Hugo, Alita’s love, by literally shredding the body. Alita promises revenge for her love. There is a plot there somewhere, Alita taking revenge and wreaking havoc across Zalem.
Potential Cast of the Sequel
Of course, Rosa Salazar as Alita who reveals that she could play Alita till her last breathe. Other assumptions include Christopher Waltz as Alita’s foster father Dr Ido, Jennifer Connelley as Dr Chiren and Edward Norton as the archnemesis Nova.
Now to address the elephant in the room, when will the highly anticipated movie release?
Fans predicted a release in 2021. But, with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the movie might get pushed further. In other words, the film might have a grand release in the mid/ end of 2021. But, these are just our assumptions.