Netflix’s family adventure film “We Can Be Heroes”, which arrived on Christmas Day, has been an incredibly popular family addition. Well, the good news is that Netflix and Robert Rodriguez are already working on a sequel – as announced by Lavagirl herself (Taylor Dooley) on Instagram. Its popularity could possibly be owing to the number of 20-30 year olds that grew up with “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” wanting to relive the magic with their own kids – or it could simply be that it’s actually a pretty decent kids film.
The film is written, produced and directed by Rodriguez (“Spy Kids”) and features Sharkboy, Lavagirl and their child, Guppy. The film is described as a new take on the super hero genre and was shot in Texas. When alien invaders that kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world. While most people are aware of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, the film itself actually focuses on the kids and their growing powers as they become heroes in their own right.
Taylor Dooley will reprised her original role as Lavagirl with JJ Dashnaw, a stuntman from “Spy Kids 3: Game Over”, taking over the role Sharkboy. Vivien Blair, who played ‘Girl’ in “Bird Box”, plays their daughter Guppy who can be seen riding her dad in the images below.
Other cast includes Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”), YaYa Gosselin (“The Purge”), Akira Akbar (“Captain Marvel”), Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken (“The Kids are Alright”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Hala Finley (“Man with a Plan”) Isaiah Russell-Bailey (“Family Reunion”), Lotus Blossom (“Magic Max”), Lyon Daniels (“Patriot”), Nathan Blair (“Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.”), Sung Kang (“Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift”), Vivien Lyra Blair (“Bird Box”), Adriana Barraza (“Dora and the Lost City of Gold”) and Christopher McDonald (“Mr. Iglesias”) with Pedro Pascal (“Narcos”) and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas (“Isn’t It Romantic”).