Movie rights in Hollywood are not always clear-cut from the perspective of an outside observer. When considering the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Star Wars, it is immediately obvious who owns those IPs. Disney bought Star Wars from George Lucas in 2012, which in turn led to the decanonization of the Extended Universe as the franchise was reworked by its new owners. So it is quite obvious who owns that IP. The same is true with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney can go in whatever direction they want with the respective stories & characters of said IPs. Yet when it comes to properties in which James Cameron is involved, especially Avatar and Alita Battle Angel, most media outlets report, and readers believe with the same conviction that these IPs are owned by Disney. In reality, this assertion is very likely to be far from the truth.
“Disney has announced that the 20th Century Studios film “Alita: Battle Angel” will be coming to Disney+ in Canada on Friday 2nd April.”
Months ago there was an alleged leaked video that showed Alita: Battle Angel coming to Disney+ in the U.S. on April 23. Some dispute the authenticity of the leaked video. If it had some truth to it, we could be seeing Alita on Disney+ soon. That would be a huge deal given that the film performed poorly financially in the U.S. where it needed to succeed the most.
How It Should Have Ended (HISHE) is a popular web series on YouTube with animated videos that can reach thousands of people. If we could get them to make a video about Alita it would be great exposure for her. There are a number of ways we can get their attention. You can try one or all of these methods:
1. Tag HISHE in a tweet asking them to make a video about Alita
Our very own wordsmith Ray Duell wrote a piece for Comic Watch about the Alita Anniversary celebration on February 14. The Alita Army will be taking to social media on the second anniversary of the U.S. release of Alita: Battle Angel to share their love of the film and to let the film studio know that we still want an #AlitaSequel!
We’re coming up on the 2nd anniversary of the U.S. release of Alita: Battle Angel. Join us on Twitter (or other social media) and share your love of one of @JimCameron‘s most amazing films. What does the film mean to you? Post using the hashtag “#AlitaAnniversary” on February 14.