Sharkboy and Lavagirl Return as Parents in New ‘Can We Be Heroes’ Photos

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Netflix has really come through for fans, as the latest news about its Sharkboy and Lavagirl sequel includes the first look at what we can expect from the characters, as well as an official release date.

How exciting!

Over the last few years, the streaming giant has produced some of the best original content for us TV-hungry folk to get our teeth into.

Kicking back, relaxing, and switching on your favorite show. Honestly, what could be better?!

From true crime to romance, there’s really something for everyone.

The streaming giant has dropped some major smash hits including the likes of Orange is The New BlackThe Crown, and Grace and Frankie.

And, of course, we can’t forget Stranger Things.

The hit sci-fi series held the title for the most-watched TV series on the streaming platform last year.

If you want to watch a movie, Netflix is always on hand with some amazing options.

From old classics to new releases, Netflix has your back.

Well, it’s safe to say it has left the world feeling very excited indeed!

Over fifteen years, to be precise.

We know we’ll be tuning in – but will you?

A sequel to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl is coming.

Yep, that’s right, it’s officially time to reignite our childhoods!

It was the heartwarming tale of one boy saving the planet, along with his superhero friends, of course.

Well, that was before director Robert Rodriguez dropped an unbelievably exciting announcement.

In a new sequel set fifteen years after the original movie.

So grown-up, in fact, that they’ve become parents!

Their daughter has inherited both shark and lava powers.

The new series is called We Can Be Heroes, and centers on the offspring of many different super-parents.

And reportedly, it revolves around these kids trying to save the world after their parents are captured by an evil force.

“Except they all had kids,” he joked to a Comic-Con panel.

“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!'”

Netflix has even dropped the first look at what we can expect the characters to look like.

And amazingly, Dooley, who is now twenty-seven-years-old, is returning to play the adult Lavagirl. And while we’re not getting Taylor Lautner, we can expect to see JJ Dashnaw (who played Brat’s dad in Rodriguez’s Spy Kids) take on the role of Sharkboy.

“A lot of families have spent a lot of time together,” Rodriguez said, talking about the pandemic. “I’ve been getting calls from all kinds of studios: ‘Reboot Spy Kids.’ ‘Reboot Sharkboy.’ Of course, they want to. They’re all sitting at home with their kids.” It makes a lot of sense.

We Can Be Heroes follows a team of superheroes called The Heroics who need their kids to save them.

Pedro Pascal, Christian Slater, and Boyd Holbrook are all part of The Heroics; while the kid heroes include YaYa Gosselin as Missy, Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Rewind, Akira Akbar as Fast Forward, Hala Finley as Ojo, and Dylan Henry Lau as Slo-Mo.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christopher McDonald, Adriana Barraza, Lyon Daniels, Nathan Blair, Lotus Blossom, Andy Walken, Andrew Diaz, Sung Kang, Haley Reinhart, J. Quinton Johnson, Brittany Perry-Russell, and Brently Heilbron. It’s quite the cast!

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