Today Robert Rodriguez has announced that Sharkboy and Lavagirl will be receiving a 2021 sequel on Netflix called We Can Be Heroes, but new images have shown that Taylor Lautner will not be appearing in the film… and his replacement is a stuntman… who gets no speaking lines at all. Naturally, the internet is pissed.
Yep, today some new screenshots of the January 2021 Netflix film arrived, and the film features the talents of Pedro Pascal and Priyanka Chopra, with Taylor Dooley, who played Lavagirl in the original film, appearing again as the main character, and looking quite unaged from the 2005 classic.
I mean look how GOOD she looks. And look how BAD Sharkboy looks. They killed my boy.
Apparently, Taylor Lautner will not appear in the film at all, and will be replaced by stuntman J.J. Dashnaw. Although he may look like a hot replacement, “the only speaking role is for Lavagirl,” according to Rodriguez.
Take a look at some official Netlfix pics of the film, posted by Rodriguez himself on Twitter. Looks like the style will stay true to the classic weird and artsy qualities of the original.
Of course, the internet has already gone ahead and made some ridiculous memes about how Taylor Lautner has been replaced by a voiceless stuntman, and they’re all comedy gold.
Take a squiz at some of the best reactions to Netflix tampering with our childhood.
Just found out Taylor Lautner isn't in Sharkboy and Lavagirl 2 pic.twitter.com/zQVVyz40OF
— Day of the Dead Simon (@datboiguzma) November 18, 2020
Netflix with shark boy and lava girl is doing Taylor Lautner to how diary of a wimpy kid did Devin Bostick as Roderick Heffley pic.twitter.com/s3qG26a2rJ
— Animeranker (@Irankanime) November 18, 2020
sharkboy and lava girl netflix sequel but taylor lautner is no longer sharkboy pic.twitter.com/GG6qLf724J
— kiara ⟭⟬ 忘羡ᵇˡᵐ (@alluringkookie) November 18, 2020
Some of them went absolutely IN on Taylor Lautner, who doesn’t seem to be busy with any other projects at the moment, so what was his excuse??
went on taylor lautner’s IG and it’s giving unemployed. why couldn’t he show up for the shark boy and lava girl sequel pic.twitter.com/nWSDCq9iXv
— kat. (@katselinas) November 18, 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
Last time I checked Taylor Lautner hasn’t had a huge acting role since 2012. Why couldn’t he do Sharkboy and Lavagirl? pic.twitter.com/8DDbGzOefY
— Divine M (@Divinesplanet) November 18, 2020
In the sequel, Sharkboy and Lavagirl are parents to a legion of super kids, which begs the question: If Sharkboy couldn’t even touch Lavagirl in the original, how the hell did they…??
So how tf did shark boy and lava girl have a kid when he couldn’t even touch her in the last film, does that mean his dick is fried calamari pic.twitter.com/ujqQx9lYpX
— Coochie Mane (@__kingcarl_) November 18, 2020
a sharkboy and lavagirl remake WITHOUT taylor lautner? pic.twitter.com/gfHcVv14kq
— ???? (@vxxxdhxxx) November 18, 2020
I really went my whole life thinking these were the same person. You mean to tell me lava girl was not played by alexa penavega? pic.twitter.com/lRo3eZQpxb
— ✨???? (@hoeofmyheart) November 18, 2020
Some people were quick to point out that the original was absolutely hilarious with its awkward and messy moments, and truly I cannot wait to see more of this.
the new shark boy and lava girl is gonna be good pic.twitter.com/xwieQqHh7y
— jack (@amphajack) November 18, 2020
society if taylor laut/ner had come back for the netflix sharkboy & lavagirl sequel pic.twitter.com/vTBy9oKrPE
— duck (@SPECTEIDER) November 18, 2020
realizing that taylor lautner is not in the sharkboy and lavagirl sequel and was replaced pic.twitter.com/zQEdI8uWT0
— αηιѕα (@anisa_mo626) November 18, 2020
The Netflix employee that had to tweet abt the new shark boy and lava girl movie pic.twitter.com/sWJyhvBucX
— ★ Zach ★ ???????????? (@deergutsz) November 18, 2020
Thanks to this Twitter user I am now aware that Cayden Boyd, who played Max in the original film… is now hot???
You may be sad that Taylor Lautner is missing, but honestly, give me hot Max again please.
(Also weren’t Sharkboy and Lavagirl purely in his imagination? What is going ON??)
Everybody talking about Taylor Lautner not being on the Lavagirl and Sharkboy Netflix thingy, but can we talk about Cayden Boyd instead? Like where is HIM? pic.twitter.com/HXgZXEiNrm
— theler (@guardatpussy) November 18, 2020
Will I be watching the sequel? Absolutely. Will I miss Lautner? You bet your ass I will.