and for so long its been hinted at and talked about happening soon plus its the main reason james cameron created avatar mostly due to both avatar and it battle angel alita requiring some new type of fxx tech. that james used in avatar and for so long he has said he will film battle angel after avatar is done only to keep adding more avatar . but all is not lost now as robert rodgriques not only will be the one filming battle angel alita based on the magna of the same name but the film looks closer to being a reality by robert revealing they have even cast alita herself . the pick rosa salazar release date not till 2018. though given how long its been talked about will believe battle angel alita is a reality when a trailer shows up .