'We Can Be Heroes': Meet Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Pedro Pascal, YaYa Gosselin and the rest of the cast of Netflix movie
The upcoming Netflix film 'We Can Be Heroes' is a standalone sequel to the 2005 film 'The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D'
'We Can Be Heroes' is a standalone sequel of the 2005 film 'The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D'. The film is expected to center on the next generation of heroes including Sharkboy and Lavagirl's daughter as they now happen to be married. There is also Marcus Moreno's daughter Missy, who ends up becoming the leader of the next generation of the heroes and follows in the footsteps of her father.
According to Netflix, the official synopsis of the film is as follows. "When alien invaders kidnap Earth's superheroes, their kids are whisked away to a government safe house. But whip-smart tween Missy Moreno will stop at nothing to rescue her superhero dad, Marcus Moreno. Missy teams up with the rest of the super kids to escape their mysterious government babysitter, Ms. Granada. 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." The film is directed by Robert Rodriguez who also directed 'The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D' and 'Spy Kids'. The film has an extensive cast as it features parent superheroes in supporting roles along with children superheroes in the lead roles. Meet the cast of the film.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas as Ms. Granada
Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas plays the role of Ms. Granada who happens to be Chief Administrator of Heroics and she is the person who Marcus Moreno reports to as well. When there turns out to be a mass alien attack, Ms. Granada tells the children of the Heroics team to stay safe in a panic room in the Heroics facility, and her role initially seems to be more of a babysitter. However, she is hiding an important truth from the kids.
YaYa Gosselin as Missy Moreno
Daughter of the leader of Heroics, Marcus Moreno, Missy Moreno is played by YaYa Gosselin. This is one of the only child hero characters that does not have any superpowers. Gosselin is currently working on Season 2 of Dick Wolf’s 'FBI: Most Wanted' for CBS, where she was recently promoted to series regular after recurring in Season 1. She plays Tali LaCroix, daughter of Jess LaCroix played by series lead Julian McMahon.
Lyon Daniels as Noodles
Lyon Daniels plays the role of Noodles, a young kid who has the power to stretch himself in any direction and works hard to help Missy and the others save their parents. Daniels' favorite thing on the set was the snacks but according to a press statement he also loved talking to his director about mutual interests that included horror movies, monsters, sharks, and dinosaurs.
Andy Walken as Wheels
Andy Walken who plays the role of Wheels understands technology and helps the team stop the alien takeover from taking place. Speaking about Walken's performance, director Rodriguez said, "Everyone would just applaud at the end of a take because he would have to come wheeling himself into a scene, deliver this rapid-fire techno-jargon that went on for a page, but do it in 10 seconds flawlessly."
Hala Finley as Ojo
Hala Finley plays the role of Ojo who has the power to paint events that occur in the future on her iPad. She is also hiding a secret from her friends which will serve as a twist at the end. About Ojo, Rodriguez had said that the role was inspired by his daughter Rhiannon who loved to paint on iPad too. He in fact confessed that many of the female characters have been inspired by Rhiannon.
Lotus Blossom as A Capella
Lotus Blossom plays the role of A Capella, who happens to be Mrs. Vox's daughter and she has the same powers as her mother and that is to be able to sing any note at any pitch. Blossom first gained national attention in T-Mobile’s campaign as an adorable, but sassy girl selling lemonade. She is Ernie Reyes Jr.'s daughter and he is a martial artist. She trains with her father and has also done her own stunts in the film.
Dylan Henry Lau as Slo-Mo
Actor Dylan Henry Lau plays the role of Slo-Mo whose scenes were filmed in real-time and slowed down in post-production for a slow-motion effect, he had to act in slow-mo during certain scenes he shared with the other kids. The young boy was noted to be so good in a press release that he even remembered to blink in slow-motion. Lau can be seen in Adult Swim's 'Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories' and 'Fresh Off the Boat'.
Andrew Diaz as Facemaker
Andrew Diaz plays the role of Facemaker in the film and his superpower is to be able to change his shape and form to look like anyone else.
Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Rewind
Isaiah Russell-Bailey plays the role of Rewind in the film and has the power to rewind time by a few seconds. In addition to Diaz and Blossom doing their own stunts, so did Bailey. Another fun fact is that his onscreen mother Red Lightning Fury portrayed by Brittany Perry-Russell also happens to be his mother in real life.
Akira Akbar as Fast Forward
Akira Akbar plays Rewind's twin sister Fast Forward who has the power to forward time by a few seconds. Before 'We Can Be Heroes', Akbar was seen in the 2019 film 'Captain Marvel' in which she portrayed the role of Monica Rambeau.
Nathan Blair as Wild Card
Nathan Blair plays the role of Wild Card, a character who has multiple powers but is unable to effectively manifest them until he gets some help from Missy. Before this film, Blair was seen in 'Best Worst Weekend Ever' as well as on the FX series 'Legion'.
Vivien Blair as Guppy
Finally, Vivien Blair who happens to be the youngest member of the team plays the role of Guppy who is Sharkboy and Lavagirl's daughter. She played Go Fish and Avocado Smash with her director because she did not have a smartphone like the other kids and the same was used to help her emote for her scenes as well. When there wasn’t anything in front of her to react to, Rodriguez would tell her "I need you more excited, so imagine it's Avocado Smash!" and he’d get the reaction he wanted.
Pedro Pascal as Marcus Moreno
Adriana Barraza as Grandma Moreno
Boyd Holbrook as Miracle Guy
Christian Slater as Tech-No
JJ Dashnaw as a stand-in body double for Sharkboy
Taylor Dooley as Lavagirl
Sung Kang as Blinding Fast
Haley Reinhart as Ms. Vox
Christopher McDonald as President Neil Anami
J. Quinton Johnson as Crimson Legend
Brittany Perry-Russell as Red Lightning Fury
Jamie Perez as Invisible Girl
Brently Heilbron as Crushing Low