Alita: Battle Angel is the live-action film adaptation of the 1990-1995 Japanese manga series, Gunnm, or in English translation, Battle Angel Alita. This manga was created by Yukito Kishiro.
Alita: Battle Angel was directed by Robert Rodriguez, who also directed Terminator, Aliens, and Avatar, and it was produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau.
This movie premiered at the Leicester Square Theatre in the UK on January 31, 2019, and it is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 14, 2019. The distribution company is 20th Century Fox, and Alita: Battle Angel will be released in Real D 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX 3D formats.
It has taken Alita: Battle Angel a long time to come into being. It was originally announced in 2003, but casting did not begin until the Spring of 2016. The director was too busy with other projects, including Avatar.
This story is set in 2563 after a war known as “The Fall” devastated the Earth. It is about a female cyborg, played by Rosa Salazar, who was discovered and rebuilt by Dr. Dyson Ido, played by Christoph Waltz. Dr. Ido names her Alita, which was the name of his daughter who had died.
Alita: Battle Angel pieces together story elements that are found in the first four volumes of the manga series. It also includes other elements that were only in the 1993 OVA of the anime series that was also based on the manga.
Alita: Battle Angel has received fair reviews. Currently, it has an aggregate rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 62%. According to reviews, it has remained largely faithful to the manga, and many reviews have praised the action and special effects. One common criticism has been that there is a suggestion of a sequel at the end of the film that was a little too obvious.
Will Alita: Battle Angel Come to Netflix?
If you do not want to go to the theaters to see Alita: Battle Angel, is there a chance that it will come to Netflix at some point in the future?
The answer to that is: No, Alita: Battle Angel will not be coming to Netflix.
Alita: Battle Angel is being distributed by 20th Century Fox. Disney is in the process of acquiring 20th Century Fox, and the merger is set to be complete this coming summer. While Disney did have a contract with Netflix, that ended at the end of 2018, and it was not renewed.
Disney is in the process of starting its own streaming service which is set to launch at the end of 2019. It has also acquired a majority interest in Hulu. This means that whoever gets the streaming rights to Alita: Battle Angel when it is finished in the theaters, it will almost certainly not be Netflix.
On the other hand, there are many other movies on Netflix that may interest you, including Fullmetal Alchemist, Gantz:O, Tau, iBoy, Ex Machina, Anon, Bleach, and Polar.
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