Christoph Waltz who played the role of Dr. Dyson Ido in the first part of Alita Battle Angel , says he would definitely be interested in reprising his role. When asked by Screen Rant whether he would be interested in reuniting with co-star Rosa Salazar (who is eager to see the sequel come to fruition) for Alita Battle Angel 2, Waltz replied, “Thank you. Yes, if the part is what I would like to do, certainly. Definitely.”
The Epic Journey of Alita Battle Angel 2
Released back in 2019 and directed by Robert Rodriguez, Alita Battle Angel is based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga Gunnm. The story follows a young girl named Alita, a battle cyborg who awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize. She is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
The Unfinished Story of Alita Battle Angel 2
The first outing ends with Alita discovering who she was and deciding who she will become, declaring war on the world’s oppressors and the villainous tyrant Nova, played in a brief cameo by Edward Norton. However, the story certainly feels unfinished, leaving fans of the first Alita Battle Angel, known as the Alita Army, declaring a crusade of their own. They have launched petitions, viral campaigns, and more in an effort to see the sequel realized.
The Determined Team of Alita Battle Angel 2
Christoph Waltz is not the only one eager to see Alita Battle Angel take to the big screen once again in a sequel. In fact, fellow directors James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez (the former co-wrote the screenplay and produced with the latter directing the first outing) are determined to bring the character back. They recently made a blood oath, showing their commitment to the project. During a recent appearance on Variety’s director-on-director style interviews, Cameron explained, “For me, it’s a journey of discovery. You set down a path, and you’ve got some vague goals in mind. I just start writing a lot of notes.”
Promising Updates for Alita Battle Angel 2
These are just a couple of examples of the promising updates that Alita Battle Angel 2 has been getting. Producer Jon Landau recently revealed that conversations are currently taking place regarding the further adventures of the Battle Angel. He stated, “There’s a little film called Alita Battle Angel that we would love to circle back and do a sequel to, and been talking to Robert [Rodriguez] about that and hopefully that comes to fruition.”
Until we finally hear the news that Alita Battle Angel 2 is going ahead, Christoph Waltz remains busy. He is involved in projects on both the big and small screens. The Oscar winner is set to once again portray a villain in The Portable Door, and he will lead the Amazon Prime Video workplace thriller series, The Consultant, which is scheduled to debut on February 24, 2023.
Fans of Alita Battle Angel can hold onto hope as Christoph Waltz expresses his interest in returning for the sequel. With the determination of directors James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, and the support of the Alita Army, the future looks bright for a continuation of the epic journey of Alita.
The film promises to delve deeper into the unexplored aspects of the captivating world and reveal the fate of beloved characters. As the discussions and preparations continue behind the scenes, fans eagerly await the official announcement that will ignite excitement and anticipation for the next chapter in the Alita saga.