It’s good to see that fans of Alita aren’t the only people who have picked up on the similarities between Alita (sometimes called Ali in the live-action film) and Elle.
“It feels more like Battle Angel Alita to me. Even the main character Elle has heavy shades of Alita. It’s hard to tell whether she’s inspired by her, or if she’s a direct clone. I really hope it doesn’t end up being the latter. While I like Battle Angel Alita, I’m not a fan of cloning characters into another series aside from as cameos. It just feels a bit lazy to me.”
For those wondering if the Alita: Battle Angel set was still standing – it is. Hosted by the Texas Film Commission, middle school and high school educators got a tour of the set located at Robert Rodriguez’s Trouble Maker Studios. Read more about it at the linked tweet below:
Join us Saturday, June 12 at 9:00 pm UTC, for Radio KAOS episode #069. We will be discussing Gunnm chapter 1, “Rusty Angel”. How do you see Alita in this chapter? What is your favorite part? Share your honest thoughts in the comments.
This will be great for exposing Alita to new viewers. And as Laeta Kalogridis, the co-writer of the original Alita: Battle Angel script, told us in an interview on Radio KAOS, the viewing metrics will influence Disney’s decision on whether to green-light an Alita sequel or not. We should keep an eye on Alita’s performance there and do what we can to encourage people in the UK to watch the film.
Prime 1 Studio had their NEXT LEVEL SHOWCASE 2 and showed off their newest addition to their line of Alita: Battle Angel statues. This one is based off the “Tuned Alita” from the manga (Battle Angel Alita a.k.a. Gunnm). Watch their presentation below: