“Sharkboy and Lavagirl are back! And they’ve had a kid. Introducing…Guppy! We Can Be Heroes releases on Netflix on New Year’s Day,” the filmmaker said.
In the film, written and directed by Rodriguez, when alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D opened in theaters in the summer of 2005 and featured Taylor Lautner as Sharkboy and Taylor Dooley as Lavagirl. The film grossed $72 million at the worldwide box office. Dooley is returning for We Can Be Heroes but Lautner is not reprising the role.
The We Can Be Heroes cast also includes Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, The Wife), YaYa Gosselin (FBI Most Wanted, The Purge), Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel, This Is Us), Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken (The Kids Are Alright, A Christmas Story Live!), and Boyd Holbrook (Logan).
Also starring are Hala Finley (Man with a Plan, Backroads) Isaiah Russell-Bailey (Family Reunion, SWAT), Lotus Blossom (Magic Max), Lyon Daniels (Patriot), and Nathan Blair (Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.).
Sung Kang (Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, Better Luck Tomorrow), Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, Waco), Adriana Barraza (Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Babel, Cake, Penny Dreadful) and Christopher McDonald (Mr. Iglesias, Wetlands) appear as well.
Rodriguez, who is also producing, has previous experience with the action-adventure drama. He previously directed, wrote, and produced Spy Kids, which went on to become a major movie franchise.
Rodriguez also directed The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, a superhero-kid film intended for the same audience as his Spy Kids franchise.
Rodriguez’s credits also include Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Machete, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Alita: Battle Angel.
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