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ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (2018): Michelle Rodriguez To Appear As Cyborg

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez Joins The Cast Of Alita: Battle Angel.

The Fast and the Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez is set to play a role in Robert Rodriguez‘s upcoming adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel.

Since 2001, Rodriguez has played the role of Letty Ortiz in four of the seven Fast and Furious films released to date, with her also expected to return to the role for the next installment of the franchise, The Fate of the Furious. Of course, she is also known for numerous roles in other projects as well. She appeared as a pilot in James Cameron‘s Avatar and played the revolutionary figure in the Machete films, both of which happened to be created and directed by Robert Rodriguez.

In Alita, the Turbo actress is slated to play Gelda, who the original manga portrays as a battle-ready cyborg. She joins a cast that includes such names as Rosa Salazar, Jackie Earle Haley, and Christoph Waltz.

Superherohype, the source of this story, had this to share about the movie’s plot:

Set in the 26th century, Alita: Battle Angel tells the story of Alita, an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by Dyson. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals. Within the context of an epic action-adventure, the film aims to explore a young woman’s journey of self-discovery and finding love.

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