Just by the end of last year, a new family film dominated Netflix with We Can Be Heroes and it easily became a hit in the first few weeks it is on the streaming platform with 44 million households who viewed the movie. In an exciting new report, Robert Rodriquez, the director and writer, will officially be back for the sequel coming next year.
In a report from Collider, Robert Rodriquez will officially be back to be the writer and director of the sequel of We Can Be Heroes which will be coming on Netflix next year. He shared, "they've been shocked at how well it's kept doing. They call it unstoppable. They've never seen any movie behave like that. It just will not stop. Kids will just not stop watching it."
Rodriquez added, "the completion rate was really high, but also the repeat rate was just off the charts because kids just will watch it in the morning before school and after school every day. So yeah, they definitely want a sequel, which I'm working on, because it's a new franchise for them. That behaves very differently. But kids crave empowerment and those movies just hit those buttons."
We Can Be Heroes is a superhero family film that follows that of The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl released in 2005. It focuses on Missy Moreno, daughter of Marcus Moreno, and leader of the heroics. The heroics are the heroes of the community and their children were sent into a protection chamber following an alien attack that took down the Heroics.
Being the offspring of the heroes, they were put to the test as to how they will be saving the world while saving their parents as well. Missy bonds with the other children of the Heroics, the cutest of them all is Guppy, daughter of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, harnessing shark strength. Other kinds include Wheels, a super-intelligent kid; Noodles possessing super stretch; and Ojo, a mute communicating through art.
Face Maker can make any face at all, twins Rewind and Fast Forward could alter time, Wild Car holds immense and different powers he cannot control, A Capella who uses sound to create vibrations and Slo-Mo who runs in a slowed sense of time.
The star-studded cast is expected to be back led by Pedro Pascal, Christian Slater, Boyd Holdbrook, Adriana Barraza, Vivien Blair, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christopher McDonald, Akira Akbar, Lyon Daniels, Nathan Blair, Sung Kang, Haley Reinhart, J. Quinton Johnson, Lotus Blossom, Hala Finley, Andy Walken, Dylan Henry Lau, Andrew Diaz, Taylor Dooley, Brittany Perry-Russell, Brently Heilbron, and JJ Dashnaw.
We Can Be Heroes Sequel is about to arrive next year, 2022, on Netflix.