Now available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital, Alita: Battle Angel was one of the final 20th Century Fox’s theatrical releases before the Disney-Fox merger. Making over $400 million worldwide, the film was far from a box office disaster given the film’s $200 million budget, and even though, the director Robert Rodriquez left the ending open to a sequel, whether Disney goes ahead with Alita 2 is up in the air.
However, the one person hoping for a sequel is Alita: Battle Angel’s Rosa Salazar who has shared her enthusiasm for portraying the cyborg warrior until her “last breath”.
Salazar told Slash Film that, “I would play Alita ‘til my last breath. I would, and thanks to the performance capture technology, I probably could.”
Unfortunately, Salazar claimed she has not heard anything about a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel yet, but encourages fans to “buy those Blu-rays” to show the studio they want a sequel.
Salazar also commented on the recent studio’s busy acquisition by Disney behind the lack of interest for a sequel right now.
“Yeah, I mean, they had a crazy merger,” Salazar said. “People are gaining jobs, people are losing jobs. The whole Disney/Fox acquisition is so involved, this isn’t the right time for me to call Alan Horn and be like, ‘Hey bro, I know you got a lotta stuff going on, but like what about Alita 2?”
Alita: Battle Angel is now available to buy on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K and digital platforms.
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.
Alita: Battle Angel features a cast that includes Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fate of the Furious), Keean Johnson (Nashville), Jackie Earle Haley (Preacher), Jennifer Connelly (American Pastoral), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (From Dusk Till Dawn), Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).