Alita Battle Angel Director's New Netflix Film Is A Kids Superhero Adventure

Robert Rodriguez has written and directed We Can Be Heroes, which hits Netflix in January.


Director Robert Rodriguez has a long track record when it comes to making comic book-inspired movies, from adaptations of Sin City and Alita: Battle Angel to his own hugely popular Spy Kids movies. It's his skill at making adventures for younger audiences that he's tappe into for his upcoming Netflix movie We Can Be Heroes, which hits Netflix in January. The first images have now been released.

The film focuses on the children of a group of superheroes, who have been captured by alien invaders. The kids must team up to save their parents--and save the world in the process. The images show the youthful team, plus some of the adult cast, which includes Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, The Predator), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), and Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Baywatch). Check them out below.

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We Can Be Heroes hits Netflix on January 1. It also stars YaYa Gosselin, Christian Slater, Christopher McDonald, Vivien Blair, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Akira Akbar, Lyon Daniels, and Nathan Blair.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rodriguez also revealed that his older kids movies have had a lot of focus recently, due to the unusual circumstances of 2020. "A lot of families have spent a lot of time together," he said. "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."

For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming movies of 2020 and beyond.

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