Get your capes ready, because a We Can Be Heroes sequel is headed to Netflix!
Days after the highly anticipated flick — which brought back the iconic characters Sharkboy and Lavagirl — hit the streaming service on December 25, 2020, Netflix confirmed that a sequel was already in development. We Can Be Heroes director, Robert Rodriguez, shared the exciting news with his Twitter followers.
“44 MILLION FAMILIES will have suited up for WE CAN BE HEROES in its first 4 weeks!!” he wrote. “And … BREAKING NEWS: The Heroics are coming back for round two! I’m in full development of the sequel.”
Initially, fans were thrilled when hearing that their childhood heroes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, would be back with a new adventure. Now, viewers are obsessed with the new crop of young superheroes that movie introduced, including YaYa Gosselin, Nathan Blair, Andy Walken, Lotus Blossom, Dylan Henry Lau, Lyon Daniels, Vivien Lyra Blair, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Akira Akbar, Hala Finley and Andrew Diaz.
“All those earlier films were based on my experiences growing up in a family of 10 kids,” director Robert told NBC News in December 2020. “Whereas this one was more based on my experience as a father raising my kids.”
As a way to include his family in the movie’s production, each of his three children had a part in the film, whether it be behind-the-scenes or on camera. “It really was a way to capture their childhood, the fun we had and the parenting and the sort of mentorship and partnering with your children that takes place — and how they become better than us. That’s really the story of the movie,” Robert said of the fan-favorite flick.
“It’s very entertaining, it has a really strong message, there’s a very organic diversity to it. I think that anyone who watches it will see themselves and their families,” the Spy Kids director added. “It also continues that mission that I’ve been trying to do since the beginning.”
What can fans expect from the upcoming sequel? Well, not a lot of information has been released just yet. Scroll through our gallery for everything we know about the We Can Be Heroes sequel so far!
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