Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes, originally slated for New Year’s Day has been brought forward in a surprise gift that will now be available for streaming on Christmas Day.
The film, originally scheduled to stream on Netflix from 1 January, 2021 has now been brought forward a week early for release on Christmas Day.
Before Netflix acquired the distribution rights, Sony Pictures and Dimension Films were the original distributors. It is unknown when the movie would have been released in theatres, but the distributors likely changed hands because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The superhero spy comedy is directed by Robert Rodriguez and stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Pedro Pascal, Christian Slater and Vivien Lyra Blair among others.
Not only does Rodrigeuz’s upcoming film promise to be an “out-of-this-world adventure”, We Can Be Heroes is the direct sequel to his 2005 feature The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.
Rodriguez’s film has Chopra playing the ‘nemesis’ to a group of kids who are trying to save their parents and the world from an alien invasion.
From the official synopsis, we learn that when alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their kids are whisked away to a government safe house. But whip-smart tween Missy Moreno (Yaya Gosselin) will stop at nothing to rescue her superhero dad, Marcus Moreno (Pedro Pascal). Missy teams up with the rest of the superkids to escape their mysterious government babysitter, Ms. Granada (Priyanka Chopra Jonas).
Taking to social media, the Chopra tweeted a multi-upload of stills from the movie when the teaser was first shared. She said: “Wohooo! It’s finally here! Presenting the first look for – We Can Be Heroes!!!! It’s directed by the incredible Robert Rodriguez, and is coming to Netflix on New Year’s Day!!! (1/2).
“A kids classic. Robert pretty much created this genre of movies. I’m so excited about introducing you to the tangled world of my character. More on this coming soon… (2/2)”
A kids classic. Robert pretty much created this genre of movies. I'm so excited about introducing you to the tangled world of my character. More on this coming soon… (2/2)
#WeCanBeHeroes @Rodriguez @netflix @PedroPascal1 @ChristianSlater #YaYaGosselin
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 12, 2020
Taking to social media, the streaming giant confirmed the rescheduling news and shared new individual posters from the multifarious starring cast. They tweeted: “From the creator of Spy Kids and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl comes We Can Be Heroes — a new movie starring Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christian Slater, Taylor Dooley, and many more.”
From the creator of Spy Kids and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl comes We Can Be Heroes — a new movie starring Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christian Slater, Taylor Dooley, and many more. pic.twitter.com/49Z0OKcHE3
— Netflix (@netflix) December 4, 2020
Watch the latest Netflix trailer here:
… If they’re going to save their parents, they’ll have to work together by using their individual powers — from elasticity to time control to predicting the future — and form an out-of-this-world team.