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‘Battle Angel Alita’ Casts Rosa Salazar to Play Battle Angel Alita

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 27, 2016 @ 2:33 PM
A big bit of casting new for you before your holiday weekend: Collider reports that James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez have found their star for their big-budget, live-action movie version of Battle Angel Alita. It’s Rosa Salazar from The Maze Runner franchise (and the upcoming movie version of CHiPs). Salazar beat out finalists Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) for the role.

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Eyes Maika Monroe, Rosa Salazar and Zendaya For Lead Role

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by Britt Hayes April 26, 2016 @ 7:20 PM
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James Cameron originally intended to direct Alita: Battle Angel himself, but a few years and plans for four more Avatar sequels later, and the director is just a bit too busy to helm the manga adaptation himself. As announced last year, Robert Rodriguez will now direct the project with Cameron executive producing, and it looks like things are picking up as a few talented young women are being eyed for the leading role.

‘Avatar 2’ Delayed Again, Won’t Hit Theaters in 2017 as Planned

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by Britt Hayes January 21, 2016 @ 9:59 PM
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In news that will likely come as a surprise to absolutely no one, James Cameron’s Avatar 2 has been delayed yet again, and will no longer hit theaters in December 2017 as previously planned. This news comes on the heels of Disney’s decision to delay Star Wars: Episode VIII until December 2017, which would have pitted the two blockbusters against one another (unfortunately not in a fight to the death, Gladiator-style).

James Cameron Says ‘Avatar’ Sequels Are a ‘Meta-Narrative,’ Wants to Release ‘Avatar 2’ in 2017

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by Britt Hayes December 22, 2015 @ 7:53 PM
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It’s been a while since James Cameron updated us on the status of his planned sequels to Avatar, the highest-grossing (and perhaps most divisive) film of all time. The director is still hard at work prepping the next three films in what he calls a “meta-narrative” series, and says he hopes to release Avatar 2 in 2017, just in time for the holidays.

Bear Witness to the Surreal Terrors of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Avatar’-Themed Show

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by Charles Bramesco November 3, 2015 @ 9:13 AM
For anyone sorely missing James Cameron’s 2009 feature Avatar, today’s about to become a good day. It was not enough for Cameron to schedule three (3!) sequels to the sci-fi fantasia, and it was not enough for him to guarantee that they will “be bitchin’” and “make you s— yourself with your mouth wide open.” It was not enough for Disney to begin development on an Avatar theme park, effectively making the world of the movie real. The only place left to take Avatar-branded entertainment is to the realm of unsettlingly surreal, and that is where Cirque du Soleil comes in.

10 Things You Might Not Know About James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’

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by ScreenCrush Staff September 28, 2015 @ 1:47 PM
The design of the Na’vi was one of the most striking parts of James Cameron’s Avatar, an entire race of people with their own look and language. But the look of the Na’vi didn’t come from Cameron or his talented team of artists. They actually came from his mom. Yes, the design of the Na’vi came from a dream James Cameron’s mother had and relayed to her son. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes you on an unexpected journey behind the scenes of Avatar !