Alita: Battle Angel will be the next anime adaptation to Hollywood, and her team is releasing new information about the film this month. Thanks to a brand new magazine issue, new photos of more Alita villains have been alive, and cyborgs look all deadly.
Recently, Empire shared its exclusive photos with fans online, and the stills hit two famous faces. In one, Zapan (Ed Skrein) is shown in all his technical friendly glory, and he is together with another cyborg called Grewishka (Jackie Earle Haley).
According to Empire, the design of Zapan is James Cameron's favorite of the film. The legendary director has been working for many years Alita, and his role as a producer will ensure that the world's construction goes smoothly. The couple with director Robert Rodriguez, the creators at Alita Have a pretty impressive resume shared between them and it will hopefully bring justice to the original series.
While Zapan still sees the cyborg in violation of the movie's heroine, Grewishka is another story entirely. Hulking Cyborg sees far more robots than human beings, and the actor who intends to bring Grewishka alive promises that the villain is a vetted killer machine.
"He has brutal strength, but he is also authorized by these cyber doctors," explains Haley. "One of his skills is that he has these talon-like fingers that can shoot across the room, pierce just about anything and talk back as fast."
For fans of the original Alita series, these cyborgs should be known to them. Zapan is lifted straight from manga, but Grewishka is a little harder to squeeze down. The grade actually comes from Battle Angel Alita OVA and combines attributes of two manga villains called Makaku and Kinuba. The big cyborg is known for its love for minds, and Grewishka finds itself in conflict with Alita after the park roads.
If you are not familiar with Kamp Angel Alita (GUNNM in Japan), the series was originally created by Yukito Kishiro. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic future and follows Alita, a cyborg found in a trash bin of a physician and rebuilt. Absolute lack of memory, all she has to cling to, is a legendary cyborg match art known as Panzer Art. With this knowledge, Alita decides to become a bounty hunter. Originally published in Shueisha's Weekly Business Jump in 1990, manga was collected in nine volumes and licensed for an English-language release of Viz Media.
So what do you think about these new still images? Notify me in the comments or check me on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all the stuff comics and anime! Alita: Battle Angel opens in theaters 14 February 2019.