'The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl' Continues on Netflix's We Can Be Heroes

'The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl' Continues on Netflix's We Can Be Heroes

Netflix's upcoming superhero film features Sharkboy and Lavagirl's daughter who's inherited both their abilities.

Sharkboy and Lavagirl are coming back 15 years since they first appeared on the big screen!

The two superheroes played a massive part in the 90's kids' childhood. Now they'll get to see them (or one of them, since it remains unknown if Lautner is returning) again on Netflix as doting parents to a child who has inherited both their powers! 

Officially titled We Can Be Heroes, the story follows 11 superhero kids as they try to save the world after alien invaders kidnapped their parents. 

They must learn to work together as the fate of the world lies in their small but powerful hands. 

The film will serve as a standalone sequel for the 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, starring Twilight actor Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley. 

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl only received a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, it earned a cult following from the kids who've seen the movie growing up.

Sharkboy and Lavagirl

With that said, we can expect the nostalgic 90's kids to patronize Netflix's upcoming film and most likely watch it with their children. 

Dooley is already confirmed to come back as Lavagirl, while it remains unknown if Lautner has reprised his role as Sharkboy. 

Director Robert Rodriguez is coming back to direct the upcoming superhero film. 

In a remote comic-con panel hosted by Collider, Rodriguez discussed why he's decided to revisit the early 2000's superhero flick.


The 52-year-old director revealed that the massive active fanbase behind his kid films has greatly influenced the decision.

"My most rabid fanbase all these years, by far, has been my kid films. My Spy Kids audience. These kids watch those movies over and over because they’re action films made for children and families, in particular at a time when they need empowerment.

"Netflix came to me because the Spy Kids movies had done just so well on their service. They said, ‘Could you make a series of films that do that?’ And I said, ‘I’d love to!’" Rodriguez explained. 

Rodriguez described We Can Be Heroes as 'like an Avengers team' but with children. 

Despite his reputable experience with kids in the industry, Rodriguez admits We Can Be Heroes is his most challenging film ever. 

Rodriguez said: "Any director knows, the most challenging scene is like a dinner scene where you got a lot of people. The whole movie I got 11 superhero kids in every shot. Trying to figure out how to film that was incredible. It’s really challenging and exciting, and I already shot it and was editing it when this happened."

Priyanka Chopra and Pedro Pascal are also confirmed to join the cast. Rodriguez revealed that Pascal will be playing an ‘Antonio Banderas’ type role.

Here's the first look of We Can Be Heroes from Chopra's Twitter page.  

We Can Be Heroes

On a great note, We Can Be Heroes was not affected by the pandemic. The film is already marked completed by IMDB, and it's scheduled to release on Netflix in 2021.

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