In an interview with Screenrant, Jon Landau reveals that an Alita: Battle Angel sequel is being planned.
“Avatar: Way of Water would not be what it is but what we did for Alita. And now let’s put that back and give it back to Alita. We’re talking to Robert and talking to Rosa and all is good.”
Read the entire article at the link: https://screenrant.com/avatar-way-of-water-alita-2-impact-how/?taid=6449b0794a2bbb0001689730&utm_campaign=TrueAnthem-SR&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=Twitter
UPDATE: Jon Landau appears to confirm that an #AlitaSequel is in the works!
2 thoughts on “Screenrant: Jon Landau assures that talks are happening for Alita 2”
Alita 1 was such a gem in a sea full of awful CGI movies. I think, because they achieved to speak / touch / address teen / coming of age drama in such a lovely way. EVERYBODY loved Alita after leaving the seat. Cheesy dialogs here and there simply didn’t count.
I hope, they’ll somehow manage to catch that spirit again. Honestly, I don’t have my hopes up too much – given Avatar 2, which is (IMHO, of course) a cluster-f in terms of plot and character treatment. I’d rate Avatar 2 10% of “LAST JEDI awfulness”, means really, really bad. I was told Terminator Episode XXVXII – you know, that last one, is terrible as well. And Cameron was involved.
So $$$ (@ Box-Office) + Cameron = SUCCESS, simply is not true in my book when it comes to quality. My impression is, as soon as movie makers run out of source material quality goes downhill fast. (Game Of Thrones, Star Wars lost George Lucas, etc.)
That being said, I don’t cheer everything Yukito Kishiro did with his Alita series. (SPOILER) The most beautiful idea was the pinocio theme. When she gets reborn in that plant – that was a tearjerker. But there were not so clever ideas in abundance as well (IMHO). The most terrible were around identity destruction – “Which Alita do you mean?”, fans say. Yeah, right, which person, which Alita? Since Kishiro outright kills here / her identity, and then re-assembles. Big no-no, especially for movies. (Again, just my 2 cents.)
I think, Cameron, Landau and Kalogridis re-scripted the source books marvelously with Rodriguez rasping the rough edges. Can they re-do it? Plotwise CGI movies suck in my opinion. (Pew-pew is important, sure. Motorball was a blast. But nowadays it’s all reduced to that plus mere shells for characters. Plots and dialogs are nothing but a joke. Take that, and than rinse and repeat. That’s your world of cinema nowadays.)
Maybe King Kong (1930’s) was the only time a great plot and newly created character achieved something monumental without having a book beforehand. But now writers don’t know what to do, because they have nothing to say – it’s empty. They don’t read psychology, they don’t read philosophy – they don’t know nothing about the human struggle. So they end up doing that god-awful woke-messaging. (And I say this as a lefty.)
Please don’t make Alita 2 woke, and please don’t “subvert our expectations”! Don’t mary sue her. Let her be teen. Let us see development. Let us see friendship, bring back the side characters and build upon that (organizing resistance – let us see a struggle that feels real and engaging).
Jeez, 2 coffees were way too much!
BTW, where is our Alita-Forum already??? (It’s all an echo chamber anyway.)
Very good news, The Alita Army❤❤❤😊 Just do it, Jon Landau😊❤