The film adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s manga series, known by the name Alita: Battle Angel did well at the box office but contrary to predictions, there is already news regarding the film being renewed for a second installment.
Alita Battle Angel was released in February this year, and although critics guessed that it will be a huge flop, it made over USD 403 million worldwide. The domestic earnings were no less too, with the film making $85 million in the US alone. With a production budget of only $170 million, it is no secret that not only did the film break even, but it also made huge progress. As a result, speculations about the sequel being produced make more and more sense.
Alita Battle Angel plot
The first movie was focused on the past of the protagonist, revealing that she was a Berserker. The film had several motifs – including her relationship with her father, developing her hand at Motorball. There was even the spark of a new romance with Hugo. with all these storylines still unfinished, a second sequel could help tie up the loose ends.
James Cameron, however, refuses to say anything substantial. He revealed that although he has plans for a second film, he will not be discussing anything in concrete terms. He added, “It’s cheeky to set up a sequel before you’re proven. That can blow back in your face.”
He also said,
“We think of something like Warcraft that was clearly set up with the intention to do sequels, and then it becomes mock-able because the film doesn’t succeed. But I don’t worry about stuff like that. If the film fails, it’s its own punishment, you know? It doesn’t matter if we get mocked on top of having failed.”