James Cameron’s Battle Angel coming after Avatar 3

Avatar director James Cameron will start work on manga adaptation Battle Angel in 2017

Battle Angel Alita in the 1993 anime movie.
Battle Angel Alita in the 1993 anime movie.

Speaking at Mexico City technology forum TagDF, Aliens and Avatar director James Cameron confirmed that his adaptation of Battle Angel Alita, a nine-volume manga series about a cyborg in a post-apocalyptic future struggling to reclaim her memories, will be going ahead after filming is concluded on Avatar 3.

TheFilmStage reports from the event:

The filmmaker said that, to one-up Avatar, he will be shifting his focus from creating new technologies to expanding story and characters. This trans-human exploration (themes that have “haunted” him for years) will also extend to his long-rumored Battle Angel, which the filmmaker said he will begin to develop in 2017, presumably around the time he’s in post-production on Avatar 3.


You can pick up Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus 1 for £11.99 from Amazon.co.uk