‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Is Headed Back To Theaters On October 30th

Is A Sequel Announcement Coming?

Count me as one of those who absolutely loves Alita: Battle Angel and have been championing a sequel since it opened early last year. While Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of the hit cyberpunk manga wasn’t a gigantic hit, it did make over $400M worldwide and featured a dynamic CGI performance by Rosa Salazar. Petitions for another movie have been backed by the cast, and perhaps they are finally being listened to because Alita is coming back to theaters.

Writer/producer James Cameron tweeted the news of Alita: Battle Angel‘s return to theaters on October 30th. Why? Perhaps this is a test run to see if enthusiasm is still there for the futuristic flick about a cyborg girl fighting to learn about her mysterious past.

Along with Salazar, the cast included Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson.  The film was directed by Robert Rodriguez, with a script co-written by Laeta Kalogridis.

A potential fly in the ointment is that Alita: Battle Angel is already available on home release. So who in their right mind is going to risk the pandemic for something they can safely watch from their couch? That said, we don’t know which theaters the movie will be in, and if released internationally, where new releases are still scarce, it could easily make some big money and who is Disney to turn down the chance to build another successful franchise?

Fingers crossed.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.