2020 may be full of crazy, unforeseen events, but Netflix is here to save the year.
Since the pandemic has started, there’s been various cast reunions, from the early 2000’s Disney/Nickelodeon shows. Cast members have been providing nostalgia and entertainment for the ones that grew up watching shows like: Victorious, Sonny With A Chance, Big Time Rush, Hannah Montana, etc.
However, Netflix decided to take things one step further. Rather than hosting a cast reunion from a throwback film, the streaming service has decided to showcase a new film, involving characters from the 2005 family film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
Former Twilight werewolf, Taylor Lautner, and comedian, George Lopez, were among the original cast.
In The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Max is a 10-year-old lonely boy, who’s trying to get through the school year without being bullied. He’s very reserved, and keeps a written journal. His journal consists of a fictional planet (Planet Drool), as well as two main characters that live on Planet Drool: Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
After twin tornadoes crash into his school, Sharkboy and Lavagirl emerge to take Max back to Planet Drool. He soon realizes that his fictional world has turned into reality, and his mission is to save Planet Drool from the evil super-villain (Mr. Electric), before it’s too late.
Although the original film has garnered a lot of criticism, it was still wildly popular amongst children and their families. The nostalgia is just one of the many reasons why writer/director, Robert Rodriguez, has decided to include Sharkboy and Lavagirl in latest superhero film.
During a recent Comic-Con panel, Rodriguez revealed that Netflix approached him to create this film. “Netflix had come to me because the Spy Kid movies had done so well, and they said ‘could you make us a series of films that do that?’ and I said I’d love to!”
The new Netflix film will be titled, We Can Be Heroes. According to Rodriguez, the film follows the story of children superheroes. After their superhero parents get abducted by aliens, the children must join forces, utilize their skillsets, and save their families from mass destruction.
Sharkboy and Lavagirl will appear as two of the many superhero parents. The duo will be parents to a 6-year-old girl, who possesses the combined powers of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley will reprise their roles as Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Other cast members include: Priyanka Chopra, Christian Slater, Haley Reinhart, Boyd Holbrook, and more.
We Can Be Heroes is set to release on Netflix, in 2022.