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'Sharkboy & Lavagirl' Director Says Upcoming Netflix Movie Will Reunite Kid Heroes as Adults

'Sharkboy & Lavagirl' Director Says Upcoming Netflix Movie Will Reunite Kid Heroes as Adults

Robert Rodriguez is confirming a big rumor about his upcoming Netflix movie, We Can Be Heroes.

The director of the 2005 kid superhero film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, confirmed that the movie will bring back the iconic characters as adults.

“Sharkboy and Lava Girl show up as superhero parents who now have a daughter who has shark and lava powers,” he shared before adding that Lavagirl, played by Taylor Dooley, was the only parent with a speaking part.

There wasn’t any talk of Taylor Lautner returning for his role of Sharkboy.

Robert added even more details about the movie, saying that his kids helped him with the concept.

“My kids are at the age when they can make films alongside me. So we came up with the idea of…like an Avengers team but they all have kids. The kids have powers but they don’t know how to use them because they’re just so young,” he explained. “It was the most challenging movie I’d ever done because, any director knows, the most challenging scene is like a dinner scene where you got a lot of people.”

Robert continued, “The whole movie I got eleven superhero kids in every shot. Trying to figure out how to film that was incredible. It’s really challenging and exciting and I already shot it and was editing it when this happened. I’m scoring it…we’re scoring it in Vienna, remotely, listening over here in the other room. I can’t be in the orchestra room as usual. They’re all sitting six feet apart in Vienna, it’s a wild time.”

Just last month, Taylor D opened up about how close she and Taylor L got while filming the original movie. See what she said here…

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