The spiritual sequel to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl jets into your homes January 1 on Netflix.

By Omar Sanchez
November 19, 2020 at 01:11 PM EST
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Sharkboy and Lavagirl's daughter is here to save the day with a little help of an uber-shiny shark and some friends in the new trailer for Robert Rodriguez's We Can Be Heroes — a spiritual sequel to 2005's The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.

We Can Be Heroes — which premieres New Years Day on Netflix — follows a team of superheroes called the Heroics who need to be rescued by their super-powered kids after getting kidnapped. Pedro PascalChristian Slater, and Boyd Holbrook rank among the members of the Heroics, while the kid heroes include YaYa Gosselin as Missy, Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Rewind, Akira Akbar as Fast Forward, Hala Finley as Ojo, and Dylan Henry Lau as Slo-Mo.

In the trailer (above), the director of the Heroics, played by Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, questions how capable the cavalry of kids really are. I mean, have you seen those alien tentacles? "You're just children. What are you gonna do?" she says.

Quick answer: Guppy's massive chromatic shark.

In 2005, Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley played Sharkboy and Lavagirl, respectively, as child actors. Dooley, now 27, plays an adult Lavagirl in We Can Be Heroes, while JJ Dashnaw (who played Brat's dad in Rodriguez's Spy Kids) replaces Lautner as Sharkboy. The pair are now parents and their daughter, Guppy, as seen in the photos by way of Bird Box's Vivien Lyra Blair, is half-shark.

Also briefly seen in the teaser is the weapon of choice for Pascal's character (dual swords), the transportation of choice for Lavagirl (blazing meteor), and the diet of choice for the shark (the haters).

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