Three years have passed since then Alita: Battle Angel debuted in theaters in what might be viewed by some as the worst possible time. A project developed under 20th Century Fox only to become the definitive title that the now-absorbed studio would release under its old name, this potential franchise is dormant. B. Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron and Rosa Salazar still ready to kick ass Alita: Battle Angel 2, it looks like it’s time once again to find another potential home for this franchise. Thankfully, Netflix looks like it could be the next likely streaming home for this popular sci-fi flick.
Bring Alita: Battle Angel Returning to streaming would only be the first step, as the film isn’t widely available through a subscription service right now. What could come of this action in good faith is a bright future should Netflix want to seize the opportunity to make it happen. Judging from what we’re about to discuss, it’s a smarter idea than most might think. Let’s get to the why Alita deserves a new home on Netflix.
Disney doesn’t seem keen on continuing with Alita
That last update provided on Robert Rodriguez Alita 2 and his potential future sounded pretty promising. With the goal of inventing a pitch for Disney that depended on it Boba Fett’s book After his successful debut, the man has planted a pretty big stake in his future ambitions. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard anything new since then, and that seems to indicate that either Rodriguez didn’t make his pitch, or Disney doesn’t seem to have much interest.
It wouldn’t be shocking if Disney didn’t push for more Alita: Battle Angel content at the moment. Three years without exercise and a Tron Getting more traction in the studio following up says quite a bit. With even Alita herself, Rosa Salazar wanting to continue exploring Iron City, Zalem and all of the surrounding locations, there’s clearly one side of the equation that’s more invested than the other. With that in mind, Disney should be looking to other parties interested in picking up the torch, and Netflix has emerged as a pretty solid contender.
Robert Rodriguez already has a fruitful relationship with Netflix
In 2020, Netflix scored a enormously Hit with the original by Robert Rodriguez We can be heroes. A We can be heroes The sequel was greenlit about a month later this impressive debut that served as the start of something great. While Rodriguez would continue to work with Disney Boba Fett’s bookEventually, Netflix’s opportunities became numerous and varied.
on the next We can be heroes Film, Robert Rodriguez and Netflix also have the recently announced one spy kids Relaunch in development, as well as the more mature Ben Affleck film Hypnotic. The wide range of Rodriguez’s portfolio is already covered by this particular platform, making Netflix a perfect home for this potential Alita: Battle Angel 2 to thrive.
Netflix could give Robert Rodriguez more creative freedom
Alita: Battle Angel experienced decades of development under the now-defunct 20th Century Fox brand. From James Cameron to the steady hands of Robert Rodriguez, Alita embodies a different type of project than one would expect from the now Disney-controlled 20th Century Studios. Think about it: do you think those in power would ever leave the fuck your mercy fight unedited in the final cut?
With the 20th Century Studios brand under Disney’s control, the universe of Alita creative choices could probably become more restrictive. If Robert Rodriguez moved this project into his ongoing partnership with Netflix, the results would be more liberating. With streaming platform Robert Rodriguez already comfortable with his own visions, both for kids and adults, this middle ground project could push the boundaries wherever it reasonably sees fit.
The Alita franchise is a great fit for a platform with a strong anime catalogue
It also helps that Netflix has a fairly strong anime catalog on its platform, with numerous hit series catching the attention of many genre fans. During Alita: Battle Angel is currently not an anime, it was adapted in this exact format once in the past. In addition to the prospect of bringing the Alita film series to Netflix, the original battle angel OVA could also be a title that further strengthens the streaming service’s ties to Alita.
This is also a fantastic option for Alita: Battle Angel to branch out into a fully realized universe. Anime series and spinoffs can fill in the finer details of the universe, such as time-lapse Alita’s rise through the ranks of Motorball, which ended the film. The coexistence of movies and series would more than make up for the time lost in the past few years, and there is plenty of work by author Yukito Kishiro to work with in such endeavors.
It wouldn’t be the first time Netflix has reached out to a potential franchise
Netflix ultimately suits you perfectly Alita Resurgence because it’s not the first time this studio has given an ailing franchise a chance. The best example is in anime Pacific Rim: The Blackwinding up its course with the debut of season two this month. Guillermo del Toro’s seedy kaiju adventure was fortunate to have a second theatrical sequel and other tie-ins along the way; but if it wasn’t for Netflix, Pacific Rim: Uprising would have been the end.
As well as Pacific Rim: The Black involved in the filmsthere’s an excellent chance for Netflix to re-create that magic. Alita: Battle Angel continues to be a film that inspires fans to demand more content in this universe. Anyone who heeds that call could have their hands on a hit saga, with the big red streamer feeling like the most logical and friendly home. Until some kind of movement is made, Alita Army fans must continue to raise their voices with ideas of how and where things should be moving forward.