‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ the upcoming sci-fi movie from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, tells the story of a female robot warrior with many mechanical upgrades. Most notable among those being her giant, cartoonish eyes.
Well, as it turns out, size does matter to Cameron, as the producer asked that Alita’s eyes be made bigger! Following the release of the first trailer, Cameron asked for some tweaks to be made to the appearance of the titular character, played by Rosa Salazar.
A newly released video from a Q&A session following a screening event, Rodriguez (who serves as the film’s director) was asked about the negative reaction to the unnatural nature of Alita’s eyes. Rodriguez explains that shortly following the release of the trailer, Cameron said the eyes needed to be fixed. Because of the negative backlash, it was assumed that he would ask them to be made smaller. But Cameron actually said the irises needed to be bigger to make them look more realistic.
Check out this side-by-side comparison of the original eyes on the left and the improved eyes on the right:
Check out the video of the Q&A below as more is explained:
‘Alita: Battle Angel’ hits theaters on February 14, 2018.
Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of
Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg
Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does
she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate
her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her