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Robert Rodriguez reveals ‘We Can Be Heroes’ success during holidays

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Robert Rodriguez reveals ‘We Can Be Heroes’

Netflix had a stellar 2020 — Robert Rodriguez reveals ‘We Can Be Heroes’ and snuck in one last buzzer-beating hit with the Christmas Day release of We Can Be Heroes, the latest family adventure film from Spy Kids and Sharkboy and Lava Girl -director Robert Rodriguez. Netflix reported the film drew more than 44 million viewers over the holidays and the streaming has already green-lit a .

The movie assembles a crew of pre- superhero spawn who must jump into action when invading aliens seize their planet-protecting parents.

“The kids are going to have to take over or later, us parents have screwed this place up,” the popular filmmaker (whose other credits include a pivotal 2 episode of The Mandalorian and the far more adult-skewing Mexico Trilogy, Sin City and Machete) Yahoo Entertainment about the film’s genesis in a new interview ( above). “That was first and foremost on my mind. I had just raised five kids.”

The production was a full-on family affair for the Austin, Tex.-based Rodriguez clan.

His daughter Rhiannon not only inspired lead character Missy (Yaha Gosselin) as well as a couple of the other young heroes, she also drew all of the illustrations that are in the film and service key plot points. His son Rogue, 15 at the time, designed the alien ship interiors in his game engine; 20-year-old son Rebel composed the film’s orchestral score; and 22-year-old son Racer co-produced the whole film with him.

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