Alita: Battle Angel is one of the more interesting upcoming live-action anime films since it will finally be released after years of being stuck in development, and what’s been most divisive so far is the design for the titular Alita.
With the film’s big presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year, fans were also treated to a new and closer look at the new Alita on the show floor.
The eyes may have seem unnatural in the trailer, but the proportions seem a lot better fitting here in this full look at the character. The eyes honestly don’t draw much attention as soon as you see the amount of detail in the rest of her body. Portrayed in the film by Rosa Salazar, Alita just might be better off in live-action than fans would expect.
But while fans have had mixed reactions to Alita: Battle Angel, its original creator Yukito Kishiro is optimistic about its future noting that a Hollywood adaptation is like a “dream come true” for him. Alita: Battle Angel had been struck with production delays for several years before finally debuting its first trailer. Alita: Battle Angel will be directed by Robert Rodriguez, produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau, stars Rosa Salazar (as the titular Alita), Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and will hit theaters December 21.