Alita: Battle Angel Director Still Holding Out Hope for Sequel
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez hasn’t lost out hope for a sequel to his 2019 cyberpunk action movie to be made especially now that Disney has acquired 20th Century Fox.
AceShowbiz –Robert Rodriguez is still hopeful that an “Alita: Battle Angel” sequel will be made. The 54-year-old filmmaker helmed the 2019 cyberpunk action movie and is optimistic that the story could be continued as projects now seem to be moving forward again following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox in the same year.
“I mean, movement other than us talking about it?” Robert said when quizzed by Collider on any developments. “You know, I just wasn’t sure it was ever gonna happen because even when the first movie came out, Disney had just bought Fox, so even our marketing people, everybody, were gone by the time that movie came out.”
“And then there wasn’t any Fox movies being made for years because Disney was still busy making their own Disney stuff. But now I’ve seen some Fox movies come out, so that gave me hope.”
The “Spy Kids” director added, “And then when Jon (Landau, producer) mentioned that, and then (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. So yeah, we’re hoping that that will happen. But nothing more definitive than that.”
Christoph Waltz starred in the film as cyborg scientist Dr. Dyson Ido and previously stated that he was “disappointed” that a sequel has not come to fruition. Asked if he would be interested in another movie, the Oscar-winning star told Collider, “Of course! Of course I would!”
“But, you know, I’m as wise as you are. I haven’t heard anything and I’m a little disappointed and surprised that I haven’t heard a thing so far, because I know that it has followers. I know that people liked it and aside from what others said, I loved it and I liked working on it and I liked the result.”
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