We Can Be Heroes (2021 film)

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We Can Be Heroes
We Can Be Heroes Official Logo.png
Official logo
Directed byRobert Rodriguez
Produced byRobert Rodriguez
Written byRobert Rodriguez
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • January 1, 2021 (2021-01-01) (United States)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States

We Can Be Heroes is an upcoming American superhero film written, directed and produced by Robert Rodriguez, serving as a stand-alone sequel to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005).

It is scheduled to be released on January 1, 2021, by Netflix, taking over its previous distribution from Dimension Films and Sony PicturesColumbia division.


After their parents have been kidnapped by alien invaders, the children of Earth's superheroes team up and learn to work together to save their parents and the world.


J.J. Dashnaw appears as a stand-in body double for Sharkboy. Dashnaw's appearance is a silent cameo, where the character's face is obscured by a mask, due to Taylor Lautner, who portrayed the character in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, being unavailable to film the scenes in which the character appears, thus allowing for Lautner to potentially return in a future film.[1]



Robert Rodriguez will write, direct, and produce the superhero film We Can Be Heroes through his Troublemaker Studios for Netflix.[2]


Priyanka Chopra will star in the film,[2] along with Christian Slater and Pedro Pascal.[3]


Principal photography began in August 2019, shooting in Texas.[3]


It is scheduled to be released on January 1, 2021.[4]


  1. ^ a b Sanchez, Omar (June 10, 2020). "Remembering Sharkboy and Lavagirl: The on-set antics that defined the 3D kids' classic". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (August 21, 2019). "Priyanka Chopra Jonas To Star In Netflix Superhero Movie From 'Alita: Battle Angel' Director Robert Rodriguez". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Ramos, Dino-Ray (August 21, 2019). "Christian Slater, YaYa Gosselin, Akira Akbar, Pedro Pascal And More Join Robert Rodriguez's 'We Can Be Heroes' At Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  4. ^ Hemmert, Kylie (November 12, 2020). "We Can Be Heroes First-Look Photos Released for Robert Rodriguez's Superhero Movie". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved November 12, 2020.

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