Since Alita: Battle Angel hit theaters earlier this 12 months, followers have been hoping for a sequel. The Robert Rodriguez-directed, James Cameron-produced sci-fi motion movie has a passionate and devoted fanbase, all desperately hoping that we haven’t seen the final of Rosa Salazar’s Battle Angel on the large display screen. Now, practically eight months since its launch, Alita: Battle Angel followers are nonetheless petitioning for a sequel.

Over on, a petition championing an Alita: Battle Angel Part 2 remains to be racking up signatures lengthy after the movie has exited theaters. As of now, the petition has over 64,000 signatures, on its approach to a objective of 75,000. The petition began by Phillip Grube was created when Alita was in its second weekend in theaters with the categorical objective of demonstrating to the powers that be like James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez that there was sufficient fan curiosity and need to make a sequel movie.

Petitions like these don’t do a lot so far as affecting change in a direct method, however what they’ll do is symbolize public curiosity in a specific trigger. This is a method for Alita followers to reveal that they need to see Alita 2, with the thought being that the folks and company entities with the facility to greenlight the sequel see this petition and get the message that one other film is a viable proposition.

The undeniable fact that this petition remains to be getting new signatures reveals that the will for an Alita sequel has not subsided. Even on the early stage of this petition’s creation, a sequel wasn’t a foregone conclusion and within the petition’s description, the writer famous that Alita: Battle Angel was wanting prefer it may break even. And finally the field workplace often is the largest obstacle to an Alita sequel.

Alita: Battle Angel had a price range of $170 million. It carried out higher than anticipated, in some methods, like its home opening weekend, but it surely finally topped out at $85.7 million home and $404.eight worldwide. Although there isn’t a definitive quantity, the idea was that Alita wanted $500 million or extra on the field workplace to interrupt even, which it didn’t attain. It wasn’t an outright failure, although, and that’s why followers are holding out hope {that a} sequel can nonetheless occur.

The movie didn’t hit residence video till July and the #AlitaMilitary remains to be hoping that robust Blu-ray gross sales could be incentivize the studio to provide Alita one other go. That studio would seemingly be Disney, as Alita: Battle Angel was a 20th Century Fox movie and that studio is now beneath the umbrella of the Walt Disney Company.

Because of that merger, and all that’s nonetheless being sorted out on that entrance (Fox initiatives like Mouse Guard have already been canned), Rosa Salazar isn’t shocked that Alita 2 hasn’t been greenlighted but. One of the hopes has been that if the Avatar sequels are enormous hits for Disney, the Mouse House will throw James Cameron a bone and permit Alita, which was a ardour challenge for Cameron, to maneuver ahead.

There are quite a lot of good causes that Alita: Battle Angel deserves a sequel. So it will be a disgrace for a bubble movie like this that did nicely, however maybe not nicely sufficient, to not get an opportunity to develop its viewers after folks uncover it on TV and residential video. I think about that with Alita now established on the large display screen and a devoted fanbase, a sequel might discover real worldwide success subsequent time round, maybe with a greater launch date.

Even if Disney isn’t , perhaps James Cameron might take Alita 2 elsewhere. For now Alita followers will simply must hope that no information is nice information.

Alita: Battle Angel is now on digital, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD and you’ll see Rosa Salazar in Amazon Prime’s trippy sequence Undone. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see what different motion pictures are hitting theaters this 12 months.

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