Netflix released the teaser of the upcoming American superhero film, We Can Be Heroes, on Thursday. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film, a sequel to the director’s 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl is set for a New Year release.
This New Year's Day, get ready for the next generation heroes.
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) November 19, 2020
Rodriguez has written the screenplay for the film and has produced it under banner Troublemaker Studios.
The film features an ensemble cast comprising Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Pedro Pascal from Narcos, Christian Slater, YaYa Gosselin, Akira Akbar, Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken, Boyd Holbrook, Hala Finley, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Lotus Blossom, Lyon Daniels, Nathan Blair, Sung Kang, Vivien Lyra Blair, Adriana Barraza, and Christopher McDonald.
The prequel had actors Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley playing Shark Boy and Lava Girl, respectively. While Dooley reprises her role as Lava Girl, JJ Dashnaw, last seen in Spy Kids, takes over as Shark Boy.
The story revolves around the members of team Heroics getting kidnapped with their children left to rescue them. The new generation heroes now have to plan a rescue operation for their parents while at the same time discovering their inherited powers. Chopra Jonas plays the antagonist in the film.
The former Miss World shared the teaser on Instagram and wrote: “I had the best time shooting this movie, especially with Robert Rodriguez and these amazing super kids!! Loved playing their nemesis…. who do you think is going to win, them or me?! Streaming on Netflix New Years Day.”
Rodriguez has previously directed the four-film series Spy Kids.
Pascal will be next seen in the DC superhero film Wonder Woman 1984, which is set to release in December.