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Netflix releases trailer for Sharkboy and Lavagirl sequel 'We Can be Heroes'

By Kara Santos Published Dec 07, 2020 10:19 pm

Make way for the next generation of heroes!

Netflix has released the first trailer for We Can Be Heroes directed by Robert Rodriguez, the creator of Spy Kids and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. The new film features a group of children whose parents are Earth's superheroes – including the daughter of Sharkboy and Lavagirl – stepping up when an alien invasion results in the disappearance of the "heroics."

As previoulsy reported on Geeky, the film takes place 15 years after the original film released in 2005, with Taylor Dooley reprising her role as Lavagirl. JJ Dashnaw, who appeared in Rodriguez’s Spy Kids as Brat’s dad, is stepping in as Sharkboy for the upcoming sequel instead of original sharkboy Taylor Lautner, who later gained fame for playing Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga film series.

Their little girl named Guppy, played by Bird Box’s Vivien Lyra Blair, has the power to manipulate water and exhibits super-strength as seen in the trailer.

The whole kiddie superhero group is led by tween Missy Moreno (YaYa Gosselin), the daughter of Marcus Moreno, portrayed by Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian). We Can Be Heroes also stars Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra as Ms. Granada and Mr. Robot star Christian Slater as Tech-no along with an ensemble cast. 

The official synopsis for the film reads: When alien invaders kidnap Earth's superheroes, their kids are whisked away to a government safe house. But whip-smart tween Missy Moreno (Yaya Gosselin) will stop at nothing to rescue her superhero dad, Marcus Moreno (Pedro Pascal). Missy teams up with the rest of the superkids to escape their mysterious government babysitter, Ms. Granada (Priyanka Chopra Jonas). If they're going to save their parents, they'll have to work together by using their individual powers – from elasticity to time control to predicting the future – and form an out-of-this-world team.

Netflix also released several posters on Twitter on Saturday (Dec. 5) showing the four kids in front of their superhero parents.

The film was originally supposed to premiere on Netflix on Jan. 1, 2021, but according to the new posters, it looks like the film will be released on Christmas Day.

(Images via Netflix)