James Cameron may be dedicating the next decade of his career to more Avatar films, but he also produces other projects from time to time, and in 2019 he teamed up with Robert Rodriguez for an adaptation of the Yukito Kishiro manga Alita: Battle Angel.
Though the film does set up some sequels, the lack of updates have led fans to believe that we won’t be getting any future films, but Cameron himself has confirmed that he’s still planning on releasing more Alita down the line.
Talking to Forbes, Cameron confirms, “… on Avatar, I’m working in Wellington and Los Angeles. And on the new Alita: Battle Angel films, I’ll be working in Austin…”
We don’t have any details on Alita, besides that, but hopefully Cameron can get us updated sometime later in the year.
When Alita: Battle Angel came out back in 2019, the film was met with mixed reviews, particularly with the lead character who was digitally altered to give her the gigantic eyes from the anime. Though the movie was pretty campy at times, Robert Rodriguez fans know that it’s pretty much part of his brand.
Besides the look of Alita, the rest of the characters and the world still looked amazing.
Just for a refresher, he’s a trailer for Alita: Battle Angel:
Here’s also an official description for the film:
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.
It’s unclear how many more Battle Angel movies we could be seeing down the line, but I’m hoping that lead Rosa Salazar comes back, and we get to pull on that thread with Edward Norton that was teased.
No official announcement has been made for an Alita: Battle Angel sequel.