“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?
Europe1.fr reports that viewership of Alita: Battle Angel was high enough to make the French television channel TF1 the top amongst its competition on the evening of October 24th. A video on this is available to watch in the French language.
Here’s a person on Twitter who has a screenshot of the channels ranked by viewers for Sunday:
Many people who missed Alita in theaters (and some who are watching the film again for the first time in a long time) are expressing their love for the film on Twitter. Here are just a few that we’ve seen:
The above is translated: “‘Alita: Battle Angel’ seen I was afraid to be too disturbed by the design and the effects but in fact he is really beautiful and cool Well I found some scenes / details a bit meh but it’s minimal”
The above is translated: “I had shunned its release to the cinema and I am greatly regretting it by discovering this evening for the first time #AlitaBattleAngel!!”
Alita: Battle Angel is proving to be a film that will eventually become the phenomenon that it should have been at its release – better late than never! Such bursts in interest in Alita and evidence of how well the film is performing on streaming and television will make Disney take notice.
If you want an Alita: Battle Angel sequel, let @Disney know how much you want it. Sign and share the sequel petition. And stay tuned for more campaigns from the Alita Army so that you can join in and play an active role in making an Alita: Battle Angel sequel happen.
As a result of the Twitter poll that Alita won recently, Eiga.com wrote an article featuring five Sci-Fi films that are a must-see on a big screen. Alita was listed as #1, per the results of the poll.
The author of the article at Eiga.com wrote about Alita and highly recommended the film. This is great news because Japan is a place where Alita: Battle Angel did not perform as well as it should have, especially considering that it is a manga adaptation.
“James Cameron, who has been eager to make a movie for many years, was involved in the script and production of the Japanese blockbuster sci-fi manga ‘Battle Angel Alita’, which has many fans both in Japan and overseas , and is a cyborgized heroine except for the brain. “Alita” is a blast.”