It’s happening! Spy Kids is getting an official reboot.
The film series — starring Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara — premiered its first movie in 2001 and followed the story of two siblings, Carmen and Juni Cortez, as they were forced to become spies in order to save their parents. After its success, the film franchise expanded to include three sequels and a short-lived Netflix TV show. Now, 20 years later, it’s time to bring back the fan-favorite characters for a new and reimagined film series.
Although not much information has been released so far, what we do know is that the original Spy Kids creator will be involved. “Robert Rodriguez is partnering with Skydance Media and Spyglass Media Group to relaunch the family movie franchise,” according to The Hollywood Reporter‘s announcement in January 2021.
As for whether or not any original cast members will be making an appearance, that’s not confirmed just yet! One thing’s for sure, though, both Daryl and his wife, Meghan Trainor, are still Spy Kids fans to this day. They even reunited with Alexa PenaVega in April 2020 via Instagram!
The pair spilled all the tea on auditioning for the film series and even revealed how Floop’s Fooglies were created. Daryl actually auditioned for the movie when he was six years old but wasn’t cast as Juni until he was seven, and after he shared that he was “building a flying car” in his backyard as a kid. As it turned out, the Fooglies weren’t as terrifying as we once thought! The characters were just they were just men dressed up in suit, but of course were made to look super scary for the film.
“In the second movie we flew to Costa Rica and filmed on an active volcano, which was crazy,” Daryl dished at the time, noting that the ballet scene from Spy Kids 2 only made it into the film because he took ballet classes from ages three to 11.
Both the stars kept memorabilia from the movie as well. Alexa has one of Carmen’s costumes and Daryl, for his part, kept Juni’s ring. “I’m like, ‘Whoa, I used to fit in that!'” he said about the prop. Yeah, we hope to see them both back in their Spy Kids gear soon!
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