Alita: Battle Angel Star Isn’t Surprised A Sequel Hasn’t Been Greenlit Yet

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Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron’s futuristic sci-fi action flick Alita: Battle Angel was arguably one of the more understated cinematic successes of 2019. Not only did the film rake in an admirable $404.9 million at the global box office, but it also resonated fairly well with critics, and exceptionally well with general audiences, too. For context, the movie holds a respectable 61% critical consensus as well as an impressive 93% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

That being said, questions still remain over the future of the cyberpunk franchise. Most importantly, is a follow-up still on the cards, especially after the Fox/Disney merger that occurred earlier in the year? That remains to be seen, but interestingly, Rosa Salazar – who played the titular cyborg in the movie – isn’t too surprised that Alita: Battle Angel 2 has not yet been greenlit yet.

In a recent interview with /Film, the Bird Box star outlined why Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox may’ve affected the production momentum of a possible sequel for Alita: Battle Angel.

Yeah, I mean, they had a crazy merger. People are gaining jobs, people are losing jobs. The whole Disney/Fox acquisition is so involved, this isn’t the right time for me to call Alan Horn and be like, ‘Hey bro, I know you got a lotta stuff going on, but like what about Alita 2?’

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Further, when asked about whether or not she was ready to reprise her role in the film, Salazar couldn’t have been any clearer.

I would play Alita ‘til my last breath. I would, and thanks to the performance capture technology, I probably could.

Sounds like she’d be super happy to return, right? We’re not sure about you, but we’d certainly be down to see a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel. Based on a 1990s Japanese manga series entitled Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro, the pic ended on a pretty big cliffhanger that definitely left room for some sort of continuation.

But tell us, would you be up for a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel? Let us know in the usual place down below.