First Look: Robert Rodriguez's 'We Can Be Heroes' Netflix Superhero Film
Written By Marvin Mando
Netflix has released the first images from We Can Be Heroes, Robert Rodriguez's new film.
Robert Rodriguez holds a special place in my heart. I learned more (and was inspired more) from his book Rebel Without a Crew than I did from film school. His guerrilla filmmaking tactics along with his "don't spray the money hose" attitude resonated and mirrored my approach to creative endeavors.
And apparently the studios as well. Inexpensive, knowledgable, fast filmmakers are what executives love.
Too bad for them Rodriguez decided to create his own studio and make his own films. That is until this pandemic hit and families are spending more time together. Apparently studios are knocking down his door, as he states in an interview with EW:
“A lot of families have spent a lot of time together,” the Texas native says of the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ve been getting calls from all kinds of studios: ‘Reboot Spy Kids.’ ‘Reboot Sharkboy.’ Of course they want to. They’re all sitting at home with their kids.”
Yes, for awhile I was afraid he had drifted into George Lucas territory (technology before craft, fix it in post) with Once Upon a Time in Mexico not living up to it's predecessors (my opinion), but Sin City made that up for me.
His kid movies The adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl and the Spy Kids franchise are just that: Kids movies. Take them as they are.
For his latest, We Can Be Heroes, it's too soon to tell if it will, production wise, be in the vein of those kid movies or if he is upping his game and this is the next evolution of the Trouble Maker Director/Jack of All Trades.
We Can Be Heroes stars Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christian Slater, and Boyd Holbrook. Taylor Dooley is returning as Sharkgirl. No word yet if Taylor Lautner will be playing Sharkboy again. Crossing fingers for a Danny Trejo cameo.
Check out the pictures below.
We Can Be Heroes releases on Netflix January 1st, 2021. We're eagerly awaiting a trailer.