We’ll take what we can get
Everyone’s nostalgia was triggered earlier today when Netflix dropped first look images of the ‘Sharkboy and Lavagirl’ spinoff sequel ‘We Can Be Heroes’.
ICYDK, ‘Sharkboy and Lavagirl’ is a 2005 film that features everything cheesy from the early 2000s – like bad CGI, a messy plot involving kid superheroes, and a lot of George Lopez. Hey, it’s wholesome family fun. We don’t need to get deep about it.
Meanwhile, the 2020 reboot showcases the duo as parents in the superhero team ‘The Heroics’ – despite coming from a kid’s imagination 15 years ago. Again, don’t think about it.
Wanna feel old? Sharkboy and Lavagirl are parents now (and their daughter is played by Vivien Lyra Blair aka Girl from BIRD BOX)
WE CAN BE HEROES releases globally on Netflix on New Year's Day pic.twitter.com/W9RtNibQij
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) November 18, 2020
But while original Lavagirl actress Taylor Dooley is back on the role, it looks like Sharkboy’s original actor, Taylor Lautner, is nowhere to be found at all.
Turns out, Lautner since been recast with actor JJ Dashnaw (Spy Kids) in portraying 1/2 of the titular role. Much like with everything, nostalgic Twitter isn’t having it.
Just found out Taylor Lautner isn't in Sharkboy and Lavagirl 2 so he isnt gonna sing dream dream dream again. This is beyond me.
— mace ᴴ ◟̽◞̽ ² ⁸ (@cuntrolharold) November 18, 2020
LAVA GIRL IS A TRUMP SUPPORTER AND TAYLOR LAUTNER ISNT PLAYING SHARKBOY AGAIN????????????(?(?!!?!?? pic.twitter.com/L0p3dWFZhh
— Trang (@tranganhdong) November 19, 2020
Me when I learn Sharkboy and Lavagirl is getting a sequel vs Me when I learn Taylor Lautner isn’t going to be in it pic.twitter.com/2jyIO3GtQT
— The Rise of Procrastination💫 (@Cookie99Brookie) November 19, 2020
Ok let’s be completely honest here what is Taylor Lautner doing that he’s too busy to do the Sharkboy and Lavagirl sequel
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 18, 2020
Guess no ‘Dream, Dream’ (2020 version)
y’all mfs expect him to come back after doing something like this?? pic.twitter.com/vdzEJcEdex
— jo yuri solo r&b album (@joyurisolo) November 18, 2020