In a world where James Cameron continues to be one of the highest box office grossers of all-time (with original movies, no less), it’s not really a smart thing to bet against him. This is a guy with a proven track record, after all, and an eye for what audiences want — even if they don’t think they want to see it. However, there were two films that hit this year that seemed to prove that the filmmaker wasn’t exactly bulletproof: Alita: Battle Angel and Terminator: Dark Fate.
While the latter film was a huge flop, the former wasn’t a flop…but kind of a mild disappointment. Alita: Battle Angel cost $175 million to $200 million to make, and broke over $400 million at the box office. It likely didn’t break even, but it wasn’t a huge loss for 20th Century Fox. That being said, it’s not like the House of Mouse will be eager to go forward with a sequel, in spite of the fact that countless fans have expressed their love of the movie.
With 20th Century Fox under new leadership, is there a chance that this sequel could 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,” producer Jon Landau told Cinema Blend.
This is a movie that seems to be doing pretty well with fans who have seen it, so letting the studio know about that love is important. However, the big key here seems to be actually getting butts in seats. People can yell about how much they love a property until they’re blue in the face, but money speaks louder than words. If the movie is proven to be doing well on home video, then maybe the studio will actually deem it worth a sequel.
So, what do you think, Alita fans? Is this worth pushing for a second film? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.
Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The LRM Online Podcast Network, which includes our flagship podcast Los Fanboys, our premiere podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, and our morning show LRMornings? Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!