Robert Rodriguez is well known for making all types of fan favorite films such as violent, extremely adult horror and action films like Sin City and From Dusk Til Dawn, and also extremely kid-friendly action films like Spy Kids and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
Rodriguez stated that his fan base old children’s action movies have the most “rabid fanbase” of all his movies, and have been extremely popular on Netflix. In-fact Netflix wanted Rodriguez to continue the Spy Kids franchise in an animated series, Spy Kids: Mission Critical, and why they’ve now got Rodriguez working on a live-action movie called We Can Be Heroes in the same thematic vein.
In the movie Shark Boy and Lava Girl are Parents now. Having a kid that has Shark and Lava powers. Weird right? “The children of Earth’s superheroes” who “team up and learn to work together to save their parents” after they’re kidnapped by aliens. So not only does the movie include the returns of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, it’s got almost the exact same plot as the original Spy Kids, where two master spies are kidnapped and their two kids need to team up and learn to work together to save them.
Al though the movie is said to be completed, there is still a few more minor touches here and there Rodriguez needs to do before he can set an official release date. My guess is we’ll be looking at late 2020 or early 2021.