Rosa Salazar wants cowboy-inspired Alita: Battle Angel sequel

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Alita: Battle Angel is now in theaters, and so far it has grossed $155 million worldwide. Even though the film ended with a cliffhanger, a sequel for the film is still uncertain. However, that’s not stopping Rosa Salazar, who plays Alita, from describing what she would like to see if an Alita: Battle Angel sequel is happening. In a recent interview, she talks about her love of the character and the manga, and she talks about a scene from the source material that she would like to see translated onto the big screen.

“I have one very vivid shot that I would love to see as the opening shot,” Salazar tells Nerd Reactor. “Any fans of the manga would know what I’m talking about. It’s Alita and she’s on the ground and she’s got this cape on and her wild hair is blowing in the wind and she’s playing the harmonica. It’s like an ode to cowboys. She is a cowboy, she is a ronin, she is a lone wolf, and I would really love to see her wrestle with that in the second film or third one.”

In addition, she revealed that she wanted to meet with James Cameron to share ideas for a possible Alita: Battle Angel sequel.

“I didn’t have enough leverage or input,” Salazar said. “They know I can handle it, but they didn’t know if I was going to deliver. But thanks to all the hard work I put in and the movie being number one, now I’ve already started flexing. I email back and forth with Jim, and I was like, ‘Jim, I have so many ideas. Let’s meet up! Let’s talk about the ideas.'”

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

The film is directed by Robert Rodriguez from the screenplay by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis.

An Alita: Battle Angel sequel will depend on the success of the first film at the box office.

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