While a lot of rumors have been flying around about the future of Pandora, one film that Cameron had been planning seemed to fall by the wayside. MTV news recently cited a John Landau interview which points to Battle Angel Alita coming to the theaters after Avatar 2. Guess that means for those of you waiting for that Alita movie since before avatar will have to wait a bit longer. Hopefully not another 10 years…but definitely sometime after Avatar 2.
“’Avatar’ was something Jim had written before, but we were about to embark on a film called ‘Battle Angel: Alita,’ and then we looked at ourselves and said ‘Wait a second, ‘Avatar’ is something that Jim always referred to as his magnum opus, and we can do it now,’” remembered the filmmaker’s producing partner, Jon Landau. “But [‘Battle Angel’] is something that Jim is very, very passionate about. It was actually brought to our attention by another filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro; Guillermo saw those things in the property that he thought would really relate to Jim, and Jim responded to it immediately.”
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