Update: A video has been added to the Alita Army YouTube channel explaining how this image ended up being shared by Elon Musk. It’ll be embedded at the bottom of this post.
Link to the tweet: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1232222762023997440
Tues, February 25, Elon Musk got the attention of of Twitter by posting a surprising image. It was a fan art of Alita photoshopped onto the side of a rocket. Naturally, we were excited about the tweet. The photoshop image was created by @JohnnySciFi using fan art from Francesco Canonico on Instagram (linked at the bottom of this post). @ChallengerST had been tweeting the image to Elon repeatedly since the summer of 2019. His persistence paid off.
As of this writing, Elon’s tweet has 98.7k likes. We’re hoping it reaches 99k for #99 (Alita)!
Comicbook.com published an article about Elon Musk’s tweet (while erroneously calling the cyborg Alita an android):
Jon Landau and Rosa Salazar reacted to the tweet. While Robert Rodriguez and Ed Skrein both retweeted it.
The original artist is found on Instagram at the link below:
A video from the Alita Army YouTube channel: