The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl were released in theaters over fifteen years ago. A sequel, We Can Be Heroes is now in production. It looks like the film was moved from January 1, to December 25, 2006. Here’s everything we know.
Robert Rodriguez is the director and writer of We Can Be Heroes, a Netflix Original superhero film. The movie is the direct sequel to Rodrigeuz’s 2005 feature The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Before Netflix acquired the distribution rights, Sony Pictures and Dimension Films were the distributors. It’s unknown when the movie would have been released in theatres, but the distributors likely changed hands because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The characters were created by Robert Rodriguez’s son Racer, which inspired the director to create the first film.
We Can Be Heroes was originally scheduled to be released on Netflix on Friday, January 1st, 2020. The movie started on December 5, 2020. It was then shown in the app as well as on new posters. Instead of releasing on Friday, January 1st, 2020, it will be available on the Christmas Day (December 25th).
The movie’s IMDb page has listed the runtime as 100 minutes.
Years after their adventures as children, Sharkboy, and Lavagirl are now grown-up, and apart of Earth’s mightiest heroes. But when alien invaders defeat the heroes of Earth and kidnap them, it’s up to the children of the heroes to learn how to work together if they stand a chance of saving their parents, and thus the world.
There’s a very extensive cast for We Can Be Heroes:
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|Ms. Granada||Priyanka Chopra||Baywatch, Bajirao Mastani, Don 2|
|Tech-No||Christian Slater||True Romance, Very Bad Things, Mr. Robot|
|Marcus Moreno||Pedro Pascal||Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian, The Great Wall|
|Lavagirl||Taylor Dooley||The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Monster Night Z House M.D.|
|Missy Moreno||YaYa Gosselin||FBI: Most Wanted, 13 Reasons Why, The Purge|
|Ms. Vox||Haley Reinhart||F Is For Family, Step Up 4: Miami Heat|
|Crushing Low||Brently Heilbron||Red 11, The Leftovers, Friday Night Lights|
|Rewind||Isaiah Russel-Bailey||S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds, Throwback Holiday|
|Guppy||Vivien Lyra Blair||Bird Box, Station 19, Indebted|
|Red Lightning Fury||Brittany Perry-Russell||Family Reunion, 13 Reasons Why, The Preacher’s Son|
|TBA||Sung Kang||Fast & Furious 6, The Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift, Bullet to the Head|
|TBA||Boyd Holbrook||Logan, The Predator, The Host|
|TBA||Akira Akbar||Captain Marvel, This is Us, Criminal Minds|
|TBA||Andy Walken||The Kids Are Alright, A Christmas Story Live!, Modern Family|
|TBA||Andrew Diaz||The Kid’s New Years Party!|
|TBA||Hala Finley||Man with a Plan, Back Roads, American Housewife|
|TBA||Lotus Blossom||Magic Max|
|TBA||Lyon Daniels||Patriot, Fundamentally Cynical, Why Dinosaurs?|
|TBA||Nathan Blair||Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever., Legion, Raven’s Home|
|TBA||Adriana Barraza||Babel, Drag Me to Hell, Thor|
|TBA||Christopher McDonald||Thelma & Louise, Quiz Show, Happy Gilmore|
|TBA||Dylan Henry Lau||Fresh Off the Boat, Paper Tiger, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories|
Taylor Lautner will not reprise his Sharkboy role in the film. He is unable to film the scenes so J.J. Dashnaw, a substitute body double, will play his role. Lautner could return to Sharkboy if there is a sequel.
The film was produced in Texas from August 2019 to September 2020.
We Can Be Heroes, like the majority of Netflix Originals that are released in 4K will also be streamable. You will require a premium Netflix subscription and a 4K-capable device to view the film in 4K.
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