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Of course, the internet has already gone ahead and made some ridiculous memes about how Taylor Lautner has been replaced by a voiceless stuntman, and they’re all comedy gold.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.

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??

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…??

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.

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??)

Will I be watching the sequel? Absolutely. Will I miss Lautner? You bet your ass I will.

Image: Netflix