Finding one’s identity is not just a human thing now. With the work, efforts, and achievements in the field of artificial intelligence, it is getting very much real. The movie we used to see as a child are now coming to reality. So the tech movies are also raising their bars and giving an identity crisis to robots. The 2019 action and science fiction film “Alita Battle Angel” is one of the movies working on this, as people look for a Part 2. As it shows how real a connection could be between a human and a cyborg in a positive way. And how a cyborg can have their own feelings. That even they can’t escape an identity crisis after going through a traumatic event. Or a whole war in the movie’s case.
Directed by James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, the film is based on the Japanese manga known as “Gunnm” or the Battle Angel Alita. The manga series became very popular when it first came out. It originally ran for five years, beginning in 1990 and ending the year 1995. The creator of the manga by Yukito Kishiro. Over the course of years, he has released various new editions of the Battle Angel Alita franchise. The start of the publishing of the manga was taken care of by Shueisha’s Business Jump magazine. It has nine volumes in total.
What Is The Story Of “Battle Angel Alita?”
Alita is a cyborg, i.e., a combination of a human being and a robot. Dr. Ido finds her almost dead but fighting for life in a post-apocalyptic scrapyard. He starts taking care of her as his own daughter and eventually adopts her. Being through a cyborg war, Alita has no recollection of her past memories, having no idea about the things that happened. But as she looks around and starts taking her surroundings in and questioning them. The flashbacks of her past start coming back to her. She discovers the fact that she has the skills of legendary martial art Panzer Kunst. Becoming a hunter-warrior and applying her skills in life, she even kills the evil cyborgs to protect her ‘family.’ As she fights more, she starts unraveling her past too.
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Is There A Release Date For Alita Battle Angel 2?
The cyberpunk action movie has a fanbase waiting for the directors and creator to release the sequel. The demand for a second movie is so high that ‘Alita Army’ (the name of the fandom for Alita) is running a campaign. Talking about the Alita Battle Angel and its possible release date, director Robert Rodriguez said that there is a strong possibility of the sequel and that they are in the mood to work on it. Now that Disney had bought the Fox Studios, there is a chance that the sequel of the film can be allotted a good budget. He himself knows that fans loved this project, and as soon as the release date for Alita Battle Angel 2 is announced, fans will go crazy. The first part of Alita Battle Angel has also been one of the highest-grossing movies of Rodriguez.
But actor Christoph Waltz, who played an important in the movie, said he is still not sure about the sequel. As it was the project of 20th Century Fox, and it doesn’t exist anymore as it is under Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is an action movie involving robots and war, and it might not go with the idea of Disney. But who knows!
Who Will Be In The Cast Of Alita Battle Angel 2?
There is still a chance for Alita Battle Angel 2, as the title is independent and does not belong to any production house. And as James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez have a knack for making sequels and nine whole volumes to cover, the possibility is high. If the movie does return with a sequel, so will its characters. Rosa Salazar playing the role of Alita absolutely nails the character. Christoph Waltz playing the role of Dr. Dyson Ido, who is a scientist and a bounty hunter. Edward Norton played the role of Nova, who is a set up for the sequel, according to the director Rodriguez.
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