Sharkboy And Lavagirl Make Their Triumphant Return In New Netlix Film

Sharkboy And Lavagirl Make Their Triumphant Return In New Netlix Film

Sharkboy and Lavagirl
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Sharkboy and Lavagirl are headed to Netflix — but there’s a catch, of course

Fans of the Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (and even Spy Kids!), we have news: The duo is making their triumphant — albeit, brief — return. And the best part? They’re now superhero parents who have a daughter.

The 2005 cult-favorite film co-written and directed by Robert Rodriquez follows the lives of, you guessed it, Lavagirl (played by Taylor Dooley) and Sharkboy (played by Taylor Lautner), two characters created by a bullied boy-turned-hero, Max (played by Cayden Boyd). Now, 15 years later, Rodriguez is bringing the characters back in his latest project, We Can Be Heroes, on Netflix.

“Sharkboy and Lava Girl show up as superhero parents who now have a daughter who has shark and lava powers,” Rodriguez told Collider. “The only speaking role is for Lavagirl.”

According to People, Sharkboy and Lavagirl’s daughter must figure out how to merge the opposing powers she got from her parents. And while we do know Dooley will return as Lavagirl, it’s not confirmed that Lautner will return as Sharkboy — which means less of a chance that Lautner will recreate these sweet dance moves.