Alita: Battle Angel is the film adaptation of the manga series Gunnm (also known as Battle Angel Alita). The Japanese artist, Yukito Kishiro, first released the series in 1990, which was followed by an original video animation in 1993.
The film adaptation, Alita: Battle Angel, was announced back in 2003. Due to the making of Avatar and it other, the production of Alita: Battle Angel kept being delayed until 2016. Robert Rodriguez was announced as the director of the film. The film finally released worldwide on January 31, 2019.
The film, Alita: Battle Angel, received worldwide positive reviews. Fans of the manga series were especially delighted. It was praised for its visual effects and action scenes. Worldwide, it garnered $404 million. They were making it the highest-grossing film ever, of Rodriguez.
After the release of the film, James Cameron and Rodriguez had hinted on a sequel. Fans are hoping that Alita: Fallen Angel, could be the possible sequel. Cameron, in an interview, had suggested at the possible sequel title.
A huge internet campaign was organized by fans, to get the potential sequel of the film back on track. The fanatics, also known as the Alita Army, launched the internet movement for two particular reasons.
The ending of the first film laid the foundation for a larger and extensive franchise. The second reason is the first film was a blockbuster, giving hope that Alita: Battle Angel 2 would be greater than the first.
No confirmed release date has been set by Fox 21st Century. Now that Fox has been acquired by Disney, production and release date lies in the hands of Disney.
Fans can only patiently wait for part 2.
The story revolves around a cyborg, Alita, who wakes up in a new body and has little to no memory of her past. Her journey ahead, while she tries to discover her identity, is depicted.
The film is set several centuries ahead in the future. Alita is found in a fictional Iron city, by a doctor, Ido. She wakes up with no memory for her previous life. As she explored through her new life, the doctor tries to protect her from her past.
The first film left fans heartbroken. The endgame couple, Alita and Hugo, weren’t the endgame. The death of Hugo left fans disappointed and sad. Next, we saw Alita’s quest for vengeance. She wants to avenge the death of Hugo.
Dissatisfied with the ending, fans are expecting a sequel. The first film gave a wide way for the future plot of the sequel. Possibilities are that Alita will hold a grudge against Nova, for the death of Hugo. The game motor ball shall hold the entire focus for Alita: Battle Angel 2.
It can also be expected, the destruction of Zalem be the possible ending, and we might get to know about Alita’s previous life.
Rosa Salazar as Alita, Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido, Jennifer Connelly as Dr. Chiren, Mahershala Ali as Vector, Ed Skrein as Zapan, Jackie Earle Haley as Grewishka and Keean Johnson as Hugo.