Fans of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ have been wondering if a sequel could happen after the end of the first film and with Disney’s purchase of Fox, a follow up has been in limbo. Now, producer Jon Landau weighs in on both what would be needed for a second chapter to happen and how long it could take to develop.
The good news is that a second movie is possible, the bad news is that it will likely take some work by the fans. Thankfully, diehard fans, known as the “Alita Army,” have already taken to starting a petition for a film that was able to gross $404.8 million at the global box office.
Disney has a lot on its plate taking over the various Fox properties while managing their own, but here’s what Landau feels is needed for a sequel to happen:
“What I think the Alita Army should do is keep peppering our family now at Disney and [let them know] how important it is to have another Alita movie and hopefully we’ll venture there one day.”
While the company may give a green light to the movie to go into production, we shouldn’t hold our breath to see it come around any time soon:
“I think when you can talk about any movie, and I won’t talk specifically about Alita, but your first step is writing a script. You’ve got to assume that’s going to take you 12 to 18 months to write a script. Assuming that script is great, you then have a six to 10-month pre-production. You then have a six-month shoot. You then have a year of post-production, and that’s just any movie of this ilk.”
The best case scenario is if they approve the movie today, it would likely be three years before it hits the box office. With moviegoer interest being what it is, the sequel could sadly be dead on arrival when it is released and not feasible. Considering that James Cameron had sent over 600 pages of notes for the first film that included plans for a trilogy, I suspect the writing wouldn’t take up as much time as other sequels would.
Are you hoping that Disney pushes forward on a sequel to ‘Alita: Battle Angel’? Do you think that James Cameron’s tale will be entirely told, or will this be a one and done film for a franchise that could have been? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Cinema Blend