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Netflix's We Can Be Heroes Just Got The Best News Imaginable

Superheroes are all the rage these days, and before you had Iron Man and Black Panther gracing the big screen, there was a duo of superpowered individuals ready to save the day at a moment's notice all the way back in 2005. Naturally, we could only be referring to Sharkboy and Lavagirl.

In the latest Netflix original film, We Can Be Heroes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl are all grown up and married. They have their own child now, but they're still fighting the good fight to keep the world safe in this spin-off film alongside a veritable Justice League of other colorful heroes, such as Miracle Guy (Boyd Holbrook), Marcus Moreno (Pedro Pascal), and Tech-No (Christian Slater). Taylor Dooley returns to reprise her role of Lavagirl, but unfortunately for fans of the original, Taylor Lautner doesn't come back as Sharkboy

That doesn't mean Lautner's hung up the gills for good, however. A recent post from Dooley confirms that Netflix has picked up the film for a sequel, so we could very well see Lautner suit up as Sharkboy in a more sizable role in the very near future. 

Netflix and director Robert Rodriguez have already started developing We Can Be Heroes 2

Taylor Dooley took to Twitter to announce the good news. Along with a behind-the-scenes photo with Dooley in her Lavagirl costume, the actress includes the following message: "#WeCanBeHeroes is projected to be seen by 44 MILLION families in its first four weeks and @netflix & @rodriguez have started developing a sequel. Thank you for watching & continuing to watch our film. You guys are the real Heroics."

No word yet on what exactly the plot of the sequel would be or if any new heroes will pop up, but rest assured some announcements will undoubtedly emerge very soon. Director Robert Rodriguez certainly has his hands full going forward, because in addition to We Can Be Heroes 2, the influential filmmaker will also be an executive producer on The Book of Boba Fett as well as an upcoming reboot of Zorro (via Deadline). Of course, fans of Rodriguez's prior cinematic outing, Alita: Battle Angel, are still waiting for a sequel announcement, but there's been no word yet on whether that will even happen. 

Fans of the kid-friendly superhero film should expect production to get underway soon. With such a predominantly young cast, time is really of the essence. Don't be surprised if you see this sequel streaming on your living room TV some time in early 2022. 

Stay tuned for more news on the sequel as it becomes available.