We Can Be Heroes teaser: Priyanka Chopra Jonas stars in Robert Rodriguez’s directorial with Taylor Dooley reprising her role of Lavagirl minus Taylor Lautner as Sharkboy
You think only Doordarshan nailed on people’s nostalgia when they started airing 90s shows like Ramayan, Shaktiman, The Jungle Book and others. So how can Hollywood be far behind? Director Robert Rodriguez has brought back his popular superheroes Sharkboy and Lavagirl for his new film set in the same cinematic universe, We Can Be Heroes and the bonus is Priyanka Chopra Jonas who is playing the antagonist in the film.
Netflix dropped the teaser of the film today that shows Taylor Dooley reprising her role as an adult Lavagirl. However, Taylor Lautner who played Sharkboy in the 2005’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D has been replaced by J.J. Dashnaw. Apparently, the only speaking role will be of Lavagirl in the sequel. Priyanka 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 told an online portal, “A lot of families have spent a lot of time together. I’ve been getting calls from all kinds of studios: ‘Reboot Spy Kids.’ ‘Reboot Sharkboy.’ Of course they want to. They’re all sitting at home with their kids”
Wanna feel old? Sharkboy and Lavagirl are parents now (and their daughter is played by Vivien Lyra Blair aka Girl from BIRD BOX)
WE CAN BE HEROES releases globally on Netflix on New Year's Day pic.twitter.com/W9RtNibQij
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) November 18, 2020
We Can Be Heroes follows a team of superheroes called The Heroics who need to be rescued by their super-powered kids after getting kidnapped. Pedro Pascal, Christian Slater and Boyd Holbrook are the members of The Heroics while the kid heroes include YaYa Gosselin as Missy, Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Rewind, Akira Akbar as Fast Forward, Hala Finley as Ojo, and Dylan Henry Lau as Slo-Mo. Priyanka plays the Director of the Heroics. Dooley and Dashnaw play parents to Guppy essayed by Vivien Lyra Blair, who is half shark.
This New Year's Day, get ready for the next generation heroes.
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) November 19, 2020
The rest of the cast includes Christopher McDonald, Adriana Barraza, Lyon Daniels, Nathan Blair, Lotus Blossom, Andy Walken, Andrew Diaz, Sung Kang, Haley Reinhart, J. Quinton Johnson, Brittany Perry-Russell, and Brently Heilbron.
Robert Rodriguez's WE CAN BE HEROES, starring YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Christian Slater, comes to Netflix globally January 1, 2021. pic.twitter.com/KQWPED07ZN
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However, the netizens are not very happy with the absence of Taylor Lautner as Sharkboy and started tweeting as soon as the first look of the film was released. Check out some of the tweets below:
Now what was taylor Lautner doing that was so important he couldn’t help us relive our childhoods for a second https://t.co/F9460lYswI
— throatzilla (@dojamowry) November 18, 2020
Wait so Taylor Lautner is not back as Sharkboy? And that's why they gave a helmet to the new actor pic.twitter.com/cRCEJyZQZK
— franco of rivia (@ARKHAMSKlNG) November 18, 2020
That is NOT Taylor Lautner pic.twitter.com/kmm7hDpUm4
— Vaeh (@MarksDuckling7) November 18, 2020
I’m sorry but Taylor Lautner will always be THE sharkboy and Netflix should’ve done everything possible to get him out of the cave where he’s hiding. I want my full 2005 nostalgia experience! pic.twitter.com/LCGjZp8Znj
— Nala (@currambalana) November 18, 2020
not them making a new sharkboy and lavagirl without mr. taylor lautner pic.twitter.com/GU3a8vqtpo
— •• (@yvestvmor) November 18, 2020
taylor lautner really collected his coin from twilight and dipped and i respect him for it https://t.co/i6YXPdt6Ni
— trish (@ULTRAGLOSS) November 18, 2020
We Can Be Heroes starts streaming on Netflix from January 1, 2021. Watch the trailer here: