Alita: Battle Angel 2 – Everything we know

Still from Alita Battle Angel20th Century Fox

Alita: Battle Angel’s sequel has been a point of contention for years, so here’s everything we know about it so far.

Alita: Battle Angel is something of a fascinating movie. Produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, the three year old film isn’t universally loved, but it has gained somewhat of a cult following in recent years.

Thanks to an impressive box office haul prior to the pandemic – $405 million worldwide – its impressive style and large story have managed to make a slight mark on pop culture. However, the film didn’t do well enough initially to guarantee a sequel, much to the disappointment of the self-named “Alita Army.”

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But now that’s set to change – in fact there’s been more and more talk about a potential Alita: Battle Angel 2. So here’s everything we know so far.

Alita: Battle Angel 2 release date – Is there a release date?

As of right now Alita: Battle Angel 2 is still up in the air, so naturally there is no official release date.

However, things seem optimistic for the sequel. Director Robert Rodriguez had always been open that Disney would be interested in building a franchise, stating, “I think anything is possible,” to Forbes in 2020.

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Now, in a recent interview with Forbes, producer James Cameron explained that sequels are in development and will presumably take place in between his work on the other Avatar sequels: “And on Avatar, I’m working in Wellington and Los Angeles. And on the new Alita: Battle Angel films, I’ll be working in Austin, so it just didn’t make sense for us anymore.”

Alita: Battle Angel 2 cast – who would star in the movie?

Right now there is no confirmed cast for any Alita sequel, but we could perhaps expect these names to return:

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  • Rosa Salazar as Alita
  • Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido
  • Jennifer Connelly as Dr. Chiren
  • Mahershala Ali as Vector
  • Ed Skrein as Zapan
  • Jackie Earle Haley as Grewishka
  • Keean Johnson as Hugo
  • Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Tanji

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Alita: Battle Angel 2 plot – What will happen in the next movie?

There is currently no official plot for Alita 2, but it will likely continue to follow the plot of the first film, along with manga Gunnm (Battle Angel Alita, in English) by Yukito Kishiro, which the movies are based on.

Rodriguez, while not hinting at anything, revealed that Cameron had already outlined general storylines for Alita: Battle Angel 2. To Collider, he said: “[James Cameron] and I have been talking that we always wanted to do an ‘Alita’ sequel. He outlined, very thoroughly, a second and a third film, so there’s already material there.”

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Alita: Battle Angel 2 trailer – Is there a trailer?

As the sequel is not yet in development, there is currently no promotional footage for an Alita: Battle Angel sequel.

For now, check out the trailer for the first movie, to remind yourself of what happened:

We will update this article upon any further information.

Alita: Battle Angel is currently available to stream on Disney+. Please note that if you click on a product link on this page we may earn a small affiliate commission.

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