This live-action Alita adaptation will not be released as soon as we thought.
Alita: Battle Angel is a live-action movie of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita directed by Robet Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron. It is also starring Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, and Christoph Waltz. Many fans were excited after hearing that the film was going to be released on July 20th this year. Alita, which is based on the original Battle Angel Alita cyberpunk action manga that ran from 1990 to 1995 in Japan, was expected to be a summer blockbuster.
Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait until December 21st to see this movie. It’s not really clear as to why the movie was pushed back. The Predator is another movie that was intended to be released during the summer, but has also been pushed back because of editing reasons. It’s possible that that is the reason for why Fox has pushed Alita back. Delaying the release date until December 21st now puts Alita in competition with other films’ such as Aquaman, Bumblebee, and the Transformers spin-off.
Unfortunately, Alita is not as popularly known as the other movies that are set to be released in December, so Fox could have a hard time in marketing and promoting it. The movie had high expectations for having high box office rates when it was originally going to be released in July. It’s still possible for this film to be number one at the box offices.
Will Alita beat its competitors and be the number one movie after its release in December?
Since this film is produced by James Cameron, it would not be surprising if it starts to be compared to one of Cameron’s other films, Avatar. Alita is a movie that will definitely stand on its own. According to boxofficemojo.com, Avatar made over $77 million during its opening weekend in December 2009.
Will Alita make more than what Avatar made during its opening weekend?