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Why Koyomi From Alita: Battle Angel Looks So Familiar

Alita: Battle Angel has a passionate fan base, but there are still a lot of factors working against the possibility of a sequel. In addition to underperforming at the box office, star Christoph Waltz further expressed his doubts of a follow-up transpiring, due to the fact the film was made under the 20th Century Fox banner before it was bought out by Disney, so everything seems up in the air at this juncture. As an increasing number of people discover the movie through a litany of outlets, though, vocal support is only going to grow — and there are many reasons why the new studio should seriously think about a second film. There's a ton of Alita manga out there to adapt from, and considering the first film was pretty much an origin story, it would allow the characters to move beyond the basics and really dive into this strange, new world. 

Most intriguingly, a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel would allow the creatives to provide further insight into the people we met the first time around, including Hugo's (Keean Johnson) old friend, Koyomi, as played by Lana Condor. Koyomi, after all, isn't present in the jacking operation that results in quite a bit of death, so she could theoretically come back. 

Even if the film ends up being a one-and-done, though, we don't think Condor's hurting too badly. She already has an impressive filmography, and big things are in store for this actress, who does action movies and rom-coms equally well. 

Lana Condor made fireworks as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse

A lot of actors have to work their way up to one day starring in a big-budget superhero film, but Condor isn't like other actors. In fact, her very first film role saw her as fan-favorite mutant, Jubilee, in X-Men: Apocalypse. The character had been a staple of X-Men: The Animated Series in the nineties, and fans were thrilled to finally see her in live-action. Unfortunately, outside of a few scenes where she's walking around a mall, she doesn't have a whole lot to do, despite there being a deleted scene where she actually does get a chance to show off her superhero powers.

Condor took the truncated role in stride, and in an interview with Stylecastershe said, "In the moment, I was happy for any part I could get. Now, if that same experience happened, I would be pretty discouraged and upset and feel there was an injustice." Her role in the superhero flick may have been short, but she did an amazing job with what she had. And it wasn't long until she garnered more roles that better showcased what she could do as an actress. 

Lana Condor starred in a real-life story of terror in Patriots Day

April 15, 2013 will forever live on in infamy for the United States. Three people lost their lives and hundreds more suffered injuries after two homemade bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston marathon. A few short years later, the events of that frightening period were dramatized in 2016's Patriots Daystarring Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, and Lana Condor.

The actress plays Li in the film, an MIT student dating police officer Sean Collier (Jake Picking). Sean was killed by the perpetrators of the bombing several days after they took place. Despite primarily positive reviews as well as recognition from the National Board of Review for being one of the best films of 2016, the drama underperformed at the box office, likely due to how soon the film came out following the real-life events that inspired it.

Lana Condor got the hots for Noah Centineo in To All the Boys I've Loved Before

The romantic comedy may not be as prevalent as it once was on the big screen, but Netflix has been more than happy to pick up the slack. The streaming service has made quite a reputation for itself for investing in feel-good romps where two attractive people end up getting together by the end. There are plenty of Netflix original rom-coms to choose from, but none have managed to garner the same kind of appeal as To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Lana Condor snagged the lead role of Lara Jean, who has written private letters to all of the boys she's had crushes on over the years. Due to forces outside of her control, those letters end up in each boy's hands, and while she's embarrassed at first, it ends up being a blessing in disguise. The first film was such a success that it went on to spawn two sequels, with Condor reprising her role in each one. It's been the biggest role of her career to date, and the significance of landing such a prominent part wasn't lost on her. In an interview with The Cut, the actress spoke about helping make Hollywood more diverse, stating, "I've never been given the opportunity to be the lead in a rom com — for loads of reasons but including the way I look... When I got the audition description and it said that they were specifically looking for an Asian actress, I was like, I actually have a chance at getting this?"

No matter what kind of film she does next, it's incredibly exciting to think of where Condor may pop up next.