Back in January, Netflix announced that a sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s superhero kids movie We Can Be Heroes was currently in development at the streaming service, and now, Rodriguez has provided an update on the project after months of silence.
In an interview with Collider, Rodriguez – who wrote, directed and produced We Can Be Heroes – revealed that the upcoming sequel will begin filming sometime next year as well as sharing his excitement about making another superhero movie aimed at a younger audience.
“Oh, absolutely. I love making those films. They’re so creative. The adults have a great time too. Most of the adults in the cast had kids too that couldn’t watch any of their movies. So it’s a great building of a world. My own children work on the films. So it’s like a family affair. It’s family time. You’re making products for other families, and you’re checking all the boxes, living the best life.”
The film, which itself is a sequel to Rodriguez’s Spy Kids franchise and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, follows a group of super-powered children whose superhero parents have been kidnapped by alien invaders, leaving it up to them to save their parents and the world.
We Can Be Heroes features a cast that includes YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Christopher McDonald, Adriana Barraza, Vivien Blair, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Akira Akbar, Lyon Daniels, Nathan Blair, Lotus Blossom, Hala Finley, Andy Walken, Dylan Henry Lau, Andrew Diaz, Taylor Dooley, Sung Kang, Haley Reinhart, J. Quinton Johnson, and JJ Dashnaw.