James Cameron to Make ‘Battle Angel’ After ‘Avatar’ Sequels

The director believes his Pandora sequels will 'do more good' than ‘Battle Angel’ for the global audience.
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James Cameron will make Battle Angel after the Avatar sequelsBack in March 2010, director James Cameron wasn't sure if he would make Battle Angel or Avatar 2 as his follow-up to the record-breaking Avatar. He eventually went with Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, although the filmmaker revealed recently he plans to make Battle Angel after his Pandora-set sequels. Here's what he had to say, stressing that his sequels will do more good for a world audience.

"I see the good the Avatar franchise can do in terms of keeping a world audience cognizant of our relationship with nature, but doing it in an entertainment context. Ultimately I think there's more good to be done there than with Battle Angel. Battle Angel is just a great, kick ass story."

Battle Angel is based on Yukito Kishiro's manga, and set in the 26th Century, a world where cyborgs have dominated the planet. The story centers on Alita, a young girl trapped in this robotic body who begins to have memories of her past. Although we will have to wait several years to see this imagined on the big screen, the filmmaker revealed there is no way he is letting go of this project.

"It would have to be pried out of my cold dead fingers. But on the other hand, I don't want to take it to my grave either. [We want to see it] at some point, yeah."

CLICK HERE to watch James Cameron's video interview.

Battle Angel is in development .

Avatar 2 comes to theaters November 2017.

Avatar 3 comes to theaters November 2018.


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  • moviegeek • 3 years ago

    So in other words, in a decade? :P


    • dan1 • 3 years ago

      @incmob Similar, yes, but you know that old argument. Originality isn't necessary. The delivery/presentation is.

      My sentiments basically align with my bud @k-man.


      • incmob • 3 years ago

        umm, didnt the synopsis pretty much just describe robocop... and might i add that of course if cameron is doing something it must be based off of something.


        • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

          This has been widely known for some time now. No surprise here.


          • k-man • 3 years ago

            I'm really glad that Cameron decided to hold off on doing Battle Angel.....and the reason is simple. I'm hoping that Cameron gets inspired by Ridley Scott's Prometheus, just like he did with Alien, and decides to go darker and more serious on his future projects, once again. The past decade has been pretty sissy on Cameron's part.....from Titanic (which is actually a good movie, just very...well, you know what I'm saying) to Avatar (which is waaayyyy to ferngully-ish). Hopefully Prometheus, which Cameron has already stated he is incredibly excited to see, will light a little fire under his ass and allow Battle Angel to be made more in the vein of those darker, more serious sci-fi films like Terminator 1 & 2, Aliens and even The Abyss.....rather than Avatar!

            ....and for the love of God, hopefully he learns a thing or two from Avatar about the importance of good casting! In other words, hopefully he hires someone with a little more talent than Sam Worthington and Joel David Moore, who, by the way, I am hoping he either doesn't bring back or kills off in the first ten minutes of the film!!!

            The old Cameron was more interesting....even is he was supposedly more of an *sshole back then!


            • yeah screw any new movie ideas, bring on the sequels sequels sequels!!!


              • kashmanthillet • 3 years ago

                @ejk1 Agree.


                • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                  Anything said now means nothing to me. He could change his mind very easily.


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