This isn’t the first time that we have heard rumors of an Alita sequel or a series being in the works. We Got This Covered reported back in May that they had been informed by their sources that an Alita sequel was being discussed at Disney. We typically don’t share rumors but we saw that their source had been right twice before, so it was worth it to report it AS A RUMOR.
The day after We Got This Covered first published the rumor, they followed up with a rumor of an Alita prequel series being in the works, regardless of if they made a theatrical sequel to the film or not:
“…even if they don’t decide to move forward with a second installment in the big screen franchise, they’re planning to do a prequel series for the streaming service. According to our intel, one idea under consideration is a show that takes place long before the events of the movie, when the title heroine was a front-line soldier in the war known as The Fall, which was briefly glimpsed during flashback sequences.”
If – and it’s a big if – the rumor is true, then Alita is likely going to get a big spotlight on Disney+ as a series. Knowing James Cameron and the way he likes to make film a spectacle, if there is going to be a sequel, it likely will be on the big screen. So what good does a series do, you might be asking? And why should you be excited about that?
With the current state of theaters, it could be a very long time before we ever see an Alita sequel. How would you keep Alita from falling into obscurity during that period? A television series is the answer. Not only would a series be a good way to keep Alita in people’s minds but it will attract more people to the IP. And let’s not forget the merchandise that can be sold. Disney is in a very needy spot financially so this is a no-brainer. It may be that our campaign has given Disney faith in Alita’s marketability.
We will have to wait and see if there is truth to the latest rumor from Grace Randolph. As we originally noted when we reported the rumor back in May: these rumors can take about 8 to 9 months at least before they are confirmed true. So until we get confirmation, it’s business as usual for us.
Sign the Alita Sequel Petition: https://www.change.org/p/robert-rodriguez-alita-battle-angel-part-2
And buy those Blu-Rays, baby: https://family.20thcenturystudios.com/movies/alita-battle-angel