“Almost three years have passed since Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron combined forces to deliver Alita: Battle Angel to the world. With filmmaker and fan alike still keeping sequel hopes alive for the 2019 fan favorite, support for that next potential chapter is never in short supply. Even the film’s composer, Tom Holkenborg, better known to some as Junkie XL, has been feeling the love from fans, as he’s still getting messages of encouragement from the fanbase known as the Alita Army.”
Tom Holkenborg, also known as Junkie XL, took to social media on September 16 to let fans know how great it was that the love for his work on the Alita: Battle Angel film soundtrack was still strong over two and a half years after the film was released in theaters.
One of the greatest feelings as a film composer is seeing how individuals connect with the characters I've helped bring life to. Perhaps no other film I've worked on continues to resonate with individuals as much as #AlitaBattleAngel seems to have! pic.twitter.com/uwUzIsi5TS
“One of the greatest feelings as a film composer is seeing how individuals connect with the characters I’ve helped bring life to. Perhaps no other film I’ve worked on continues to resonate with individuals as much as #AlitaBattleAngel seems to have! Ever since the film came out in 2019, I continue to receive messages DAILY about this film from people all over the world! What more can I ask for? It makes me incredibly happy to see.”
It bodes well for our sequel hopes when major people involved with the Alita film are still talking about it and how much it means to them that the fans are so vocal. It could be that sequel talks are picking up again behind the scenes. While we wait for further news on that, we should continue to show our passion and desire for an #AlitaSequel positively.
Don’t forget, the Alita sequel petition is still active – please be sure you’ve signed it and then share it around. Thank you.
Join us Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 pm UTC on the Alita Army live-stream, Radio KAOS. We’ll be discussing the protagonists of Battle Angel Alita and Ghost In The Shell, and asking, “If the Major and Alita switched places, who would fair better.”
Queen Studios is reaching out to the #AlitaArmy specifically to know how they can improve their products in the future. Queen Studios is the maker of the Alita: Battle Angel life-sized bust. Their tweet is below:
As The Nerdy Basement says in the tweet below, Robert Rodriguez hopes things will go well with The Book Of Boba Fett because that may increase his leverage when appealing to Disney for an Alita: Battle Angel sequel.
“I’m trying to see what happens with Boba Fett, I think that’s going to knock people’s socks off so when that happens I will go in and say, ok, I’ve been here for a while, let’s figure out how we can do Alita whether it’s for streaming or theatrical…” Rodriguez told The Nerdy Basement.
Weta Digital’s Nick Epstein and Luxion’s Henrik Wann Jensen reveal in a video for Vox what goes into making realistic-looking CGI skin, as opposed to the wax-like CGI skin seen in past films. The video can be seen at the following link: