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James Cameron Confirms Alita: Battle Angel Returns To Theaters This Month


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James Cameron has confirmed that Alita: Battle Angel will be making its return to movie theaters this month. The film, which was released in 2019 and expected to bomb, grossed an impressive $404 million globally and $85 million domestically against a $170 million budget. Alita: Battle Angel was also met with a warm response from critics and fans alike, currently resting at a fresh 61 percent critical and 92 percent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of the manga entitled Battle Angel Alita, centers on a cyborg who is revived by a scientist and cannot remember her past. As a result, she sets out on her own to fill in the missing pieces of her memory and rediscover who she truly is as she crosses paths with a wide variety of colorful characters. The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and co-written and produced by Cameron, stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson. While fans continue to wait to hear news about a possible follow-up to the film, James Cameron has revealed that they can revisit the original film in theaters very soon.

In a new tweet from James Cameron, the director revealed that Alita: Battle Angel will be returning to theaters later this month for fans to enjoy. In his tweet, Cameron states, "We're with you #AlitaArmy โ€” Alita's coming back to the big screen on October 30th." The full tweet from the director is below.


Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters are currently struggling tremendously to stay afloat. Many big releases that theater chains were hoping to generate sizable revenue have been delayed due to the virus, such as No Time To Die and Black Widow. In fact, it was recently reported that Regal would be closing their theaters indefinitely due to the current climate and lack of new releases. Conversely, AMC theaters will be remaining open for the time being, hoping to sustain business and ride out the storm. Naturally, many theater chains have thought about closing their doors yet again or showing older films that may appeal to their customers to keep their doors open.

Alita: Battle Angel receiving a second chance in theaters is wonderful news to hear, especially considering it was a delightful surprise when released last year, delivering an entertaining science fiction film with terrific visual effects and palpable energy. While the film has its passionate fanbase, it's hard not to feel it deserved more box office success and widespread notoriety. Since movie theaters won't show any highly anticipated new releases any time soon, this is a great chance for those who haven't yet seen the film to discover it for the first time. However, health and safety are a top priority at the moment, so the public may still be apprehensive about going to their local theaters and may choose to watch the film from the comfort of their own homes instead. Regardless, if fans are looking to revisit Alita: Battle Angel in theaters, they'll be able to do so sooner rather than later.
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