Netflix’s superhero flick We Can Be Heroes is getting a sequel. The streaming service giant announced the news on Tuesday while confirming that director Robert Rodriguez will return to the project.
Based on Rodriguez’s Spy Kids franchise and 2005’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, We Can Be Heroes was released on December 25th as a Netflix exclusive. It became an instant hit and ranked at the top of the streamer’s most-watched content during the holiday season.
According to Netflix’s projections, the movie will be watched by an astonishing 44 million households during its first four weeks.
The release date for the sequel, as well as other details, are yet to be revealed.
We Can Be Heroes centers on children of superheroes who team up to save their parents when they get kidnapped by aliens. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Yaya Gosselin, Hala Finley, Adriana Barraza, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Christian Slater, and Priyanka Chopra, among others.
Rodriguez, who wrote, produced, and directed the movie, also included some of the characters from Spy Kids and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. This includes the return of Taylor Dooley as Lavagirl and Christopher McDonald as Neil Anami, the President of the United States.
We Can Be Heroes received generally positive reviews from the critics and currently holds a 68 percent approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.