“What I think the Alita Army should do is keep peppering our family now at Disney and [let them know] how important it is to have another Alita movie and hopefully we’ll venture there one day.” – film producer Jon Landau
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Join us Saturday, January 22nd at 9:00 pm UTC for the Radio KAOS livestream. It’s our 99th episode so it’s only fitting that we celebrate it by having an Alita: Battle Angel watch party. Come on as a guest and share your love for Alita with us!
We’ve reached our first goal – huzzah! But we’re not done yet. We’d like to reach our second goal of funding completely the expenses for a child receiving a prosthetic arm from Open Bionics by February 13. It would be an amazing and heartwarming accomplishment for us to be able pay those costs. So, if you haven’t donated yet, please do so. If you have donated but would like to contribute again, you’re welcome to add more.
WHAT WE WANT: The Alita Army wants to fly a banner that reads “#GiveAlitaHerSequel #AlitaArmy” over the parking lot of SoFi Stadium before the 2022 Super Bowl on February 13. We hope that this event will help us to make the Disney executives aware of the interest and desire that exists for an Alita: Battle Angel film sequel. We have been successful in 2020 with reaching the film makers this way and they have responded by thanking us and encouraging us to continue campaigning for a sequel. Two years later, we know that important talks at the studio for a sequel will begin again and we want to give the director Robert Rodriguez a boost through this banner event.
WHAT WE REQUIRE: The cost of a four hour flight above the stadium parking lot will be $3,200 and our first deadline is January 26. Once we have that, we will pay the pilot. The fundraiser will continue to take donations until February 13. This is for a few reasons: First, whenever campaigns get funded quickly, many people regret not being in-time to contribute to the cause. By continuing to take donations, everyone can feel like they contributed. Second, as with our past campaigns, the additional donations can be used to help someone in need. That’s where one of our past campaigns comes into play again. In 2020, when we flew our first banner, we donated the extra money we raised to Open Bionics (a prosthetic arm developer) in order so that a young person in need of a “Hero Arm” could receive one. While the funds we raised went a long way to making it possible, the unfortunate thing is that there are still hurdles for the patient that Open Bionics selected to overcome. There are expenses for clinic visits, of course. And because the patient is a child, they will require refits as they grow which makes a more costly package more suitable for them. They’re looking at an additional $9,441 in needed funding; we would like to fund as much of that as we possibly can by February 13 when we plan to end the fundraiser.
WHO WE ARE: The Alita Army is a community of Alita: Battle Angel fans who are dedicated to campaigning for a sequel to the 2019 film. We believe that supporting the film and promoting it positively is the best method of helping more people to discover Alita and convincing Disney to green-light a sequel.
If you would like to donate, please do so at the fundraiser page HERE.
UPDATE: We’ve reached our first goal – huzzah! But we’re not done yet. We’d like to reach our second goal of funding completely the expenses for a child receiving a prosthetic arm from Open Bionics by February 13. It would be an amazing and heartwarming accomplishment for us to be able pay those costs. So, if you haven’t donated yet, please do so. If you have donated but would like to contribute again, you’re welcome to add more.
“A much-speculated Alita sequel also is still possible. ‘Jim and I talked about it recently, and we’re still very interested,’ [@Rodriguez] says. ‘I told him, ‘Let me deliver Boba and then let’s figure out a pitch.’”
It’s very encouraging to know that James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez still want an Alita sequel and are actively trying to make it happen. One of the ways you can help convince Disney to greenlight a sequel is by signing and sharing the sequel petition. Let’s get 200,000 signatures by February 2022!
Join us this Saturday at 9:00 pm UTC for Radio KAOS episode #090. We’d like to know what animated or comic book franchises would you want to see Alita appear in. Share your thoughts in the comments below (or even come on with us and talk live)!
As reported by @DiscussingFilm, Alita: Battle Angel is an Amazon Best Seller and it’s available on 4K UHD for just $10. Now is the perfect time to grab this amazing film and see it in the highest quality available. Buy it on Amazon today!
After Scott Mendelson of Forbes suggested that Dune could be a “Box Office Game Changer”, the Observer followed up on the idea in a recent article. Speaking to Scott to get more of his take, the Observer reports that Mendelson compared Dune’s projected box office earnings with other blockbuster films. “$41 million is bigger than the three-day number for ‘Alita: Battle Angel’…” Scott told the Observer.
The Observer notes: “In a best case scenario, Mendelson sees Dune earning around $110 million domestic. If it dives in its second weekend, then we’re probably looking at $85 million in the U.S. Based off these early numbers, the film is tracking at between $360 million and $410 million worldwide by the end of its run.”
As Scott Mendelson asks in his article for Forbes, “Would that meet pre-Covid justifications for a sequel? We’re still waiting on a sequel to Alita…”
Dune’s projected numbers are comparable to the box office earnings of Alita: Battle Angel. Alita made only $85,838,210 domestically and ended with a worldwide total of $401,900,040 according to The Numbers. Dune has already gotten a greenlight for a sequel before its second week; if this does lower the bar for success required to warrant a sequel, then Disney could look more favorably at giving Alita: Battle Angel a sequel.
What are you thoughts? Should Dune’s performance influence Disney’s decision-making on an Alita: Battle Angel sequel?