We Can Be Heroes Initially Did not Have Sharkboy and Lovegirl

Robert Rodriguez brings again Sharkboy and Lavagirl for brand new Netflix movie we will be HeroesNevertheless it was not all the time so.

The characters made their debut in 2005 3-D. In The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl starring a formernightfall Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley because the superhero duo, however the movie carried out poorly on the field workplace and didn’t obtain a sequel.

we will be Heroes Sees a gaggle of superhero children be taught to work collectively to save lots of their mother and father and the planet from alien invaders. One of many youngsters is Guppy (Vivian Lyra Blair), the daughter of Sharkboy and Lovegirl.

speaking digital spyRodriguez revealed that since Netflix initially requested him for an unique movie, he did not initially carry again the characters.


“We sat round and got here up with all these superpowers and I turned to an unique script, Sharkboy and Lavagirl weren’t in it as a result of I wanted to ship an origin story,” he defined.

“However then as soon as we began going, I stated, ‘It might be actually cool if we had a personality that had shark powers and lava powers, so what if we introduced them up as mother and father? ‘ It might do double responsibility that folks would acknowledge Sharkboy and Lavagirl even when that they had by no means seen that film.

“It’s going to really feel like a reputable grownup superhero group just like the Avengers as a result of that is what you are making an attempt to convey to the viewers, and for those who put the characters in what they establish with, that helps them consider a bit bit extra. That was the one cause they had been there, it wasn’t born out of a want to do a sequel.”

Taylor Dooley reprises her function as Lavagirl we will be Heroes, however Taylor Lautner could not come again. Consequently, Sharkboy is performed by JJ Dashnaw in a wordless function, implying that Lautner could return sooner or later.

Taylor Dooley as Lovegirl in Pink Supersuit, We Can Be Heroes


Because it seems, Sharkboy and Lovegirl aren’t actually the principle draw of the brand new Netflix movie in any case, which primarily centered on the younger superhero group and gave Rodriguez an affectionate dig on the wider style.

“In superhero motion pictures, you need to battle and it will possibly’t simply be heroes conflict in opposition to aliens, typically there’s battle inside them, so Cap is all the time preventing with Iron Man and never getting alongside. That is the world, proper? Adults do not cooperate collectively like they need to,” Rodriguez stated.

“Let’s use the format of a superhero anthology to inform a narrative the place there is a want for extra collaboration, there is a want for extra working collectively, and if you are going to create drama inside, construct it differently. It is so intelligent how the children nonetheless have drama inside, however not the place they knock one another down, however construct one another up.

“The following technology is simply smarter and extra developed, so why do not children say, ‘As a substitute of destroying large cities, why do not adults lure aliens from large cities?’ You possibly can ship lots of enjoyable stuff whereas nonetheless respecting that model.”

we will be Heroes Launched on Netflix on Christmas Day.

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