After two decades in development, the James Cameron-produced and Robert Rodriguez-directed sci-fi manga adaptation “Alita: Battle Angel” finally made its way to the big screen in February.
The film scored generally good reviews and racked up a solid $400 million at the box-office, but the film’s costly $170 million budget means a sequel is highly unlikely at this point – unless the film performs well on home video.
Rosa Salazar, who played the titular cyborg warrior, spoke with Slashfilm about the movie this week and says she’s up for more films should they make them: “I would play Alita ’til my last breath. I would, and thanks to the performance capture technology, I probably could.”
Salazar also says she has not heard anything about a second film: “Not yet, but buy those Blu-rays… But no, I haven’t heard anything yet. The whole Disney/Fox acquisition is so involved, this isn’t the right time for me to call Alan Horn and be like, ‘Hey bro, I know you got a lotta stuff going on, but like what about Alita 2?'”
“Alita: Battle Angel” was one of the last films released by 20th Century Fox before its acquisition by Disney and was recently released to home video. Salazar will soon be seen in Amazon’s rotoscope animated fantasy series “Undone” premiering September 13th.