Spy Kids veteran Robert Rodriguez returns to his favourite genre.
Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for We Can Be Heroes, a superhero movie from Robert Rodriguez, in which superpowered children must save the day after their superpowered parents — Pedro Pascal among them — are kidnapped by alien invaders. Priyanka Chopra plays a “mysterious government babysitter” whose intentions seem to be a little evil, and the kids must escape her care if they are to rescue Pascal and Co. We Can Be Heroes is a sequel of sorts to Rodriguez’s 2005 film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
The thirty-second We Can Be Heroes trailer opens with Marcus Moreno (Pascal) declaring that they must stop the alien invaders. We are then given a glimpse at the grown-up Lavagirl (Taylor Dooley) and a new caped superhero played by Pascal’s Narcos co-star Boyd Holbrook. Shortly after, a kid called Guppy (Vivien Lyra Blair) reveals the film’s connection to the original, as she says “My mommy is Lavagirl, but my daddy is Sharkboy.” When Ms. Granada (Chopra) taunts them for being children, Guppy responds by unleashing a torrent of water out of her tiny hands.