James Cameron Planning to Make 'Battle Angel' After 'Avatar' Sequels

July 8, 2013
Source: The Film Stage

Battle Angel

Fans are still eagerly anticipating the double sequels following the 2009 blockbuster smash hit Avatar, and James Cameron is hard at work in New Zealand getting the film ready to go. Thankfully, Fox isn't rushing him to get the sequel out of the gate, but it sounds like both sequels will be arriving in the next few years. While we can't necessarily predict a timeline, Cameron has said the earliest the first sequel would be ready is 2015. Now it sounds like the third film in the series would follow pretty closely if Cameron's prediction for starting development on a long-gestating project actually comes to fruition. More below!

At a technology forum in Mexico City (via The Film Stage), Cameron mentioned the Avatar sequels, and how he was straying from creating new technologies in order to make the film, and moreso focusing on the story and characters. After all, the technology that made Avatar possible is already created, and now it's just being improved and perfected. But what's even more interesting is that Cameron verbalized an intention to make Battle Angel, the long-awaited adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's popular manga series from the 90's known as Battle Angel Alita. However, Cameron pointed out that he wouldn't begin developing that film until 2017. At this point, it's not clear if he would be wrapping up post-production on Avatar sequels or already finished with the films. But we're just happy to hear he still has it on his slate. Sound good?

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    LOL. This will be awhile.
  • racquetman
    If you want to make god laugh, tell him your plans.......
  • He's STILL on this? Screw the 'Avatar' sequels and just work on this instead!
    • David
      the only important thing for james cameron is box office and avatarz.he do'nt pay any attention to his fans.
  • truong18
    this is taking forever,
  • Wafffles
    We've heard this one before... I don't want to spoil the ending for anyone who hasn't heard it yet, but the punchline includes liberal use of the words 'suspended', 'postponed', and 'indefinitely'.
  • Brandon V. Fletcher
    Ill be 40 when this movie comes out. I dont even think thats an exaggeration. Im 32 right now. First heard about this when I was about 24 or 25 I think. HOLY SHIT
  • Dilon
    Wait another 10 years for avatar 2-3-4-... then 3 years to make under water documentary films for NatGeo and then make Alita in next 20 years.he never pay attention to limitations of human aging,he may wanna work on battle angel at his 70 or 80.
  • Vidoque
    We may see this words in the end title of battle angel, "in the memory of james cameron"!!!
  • Barbara Ruiz
    I want it sooner
  • Nariiaes
    It's so sad that this waiting has been, is & will be such a test of my patience!! How western of me - especially when so many others are hungry, sick, cold, dying and in dire circumstances :( I know that the brilliance of Avatar must have been a long long project in the making & if the sequels are to be of any kind of quality, they too will take many many millions of hours, but I truthfully & ashamedly just wish it was here yesterday :( I loveloveLOVE Avatar - it is so beautiful & spiritual!! There is no smut or egregious violence, no sexualisation of everything & anything , no glorification of crime, drugs, revenge etc and no unchecked human hubris or ego. This story is without all of these things that 'sell' and yet a spectacular and unique film with incredible, amazing and imaginative talent in every area - nothing was overlooked or 'basic' and it shows - there aren't words enough to state the magic that is this film! I wish I could say there were others like this but I haven't found anything that can compare! Waiting for this long has been murder and waiting for so much longer is going to be torture :(




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