“Twilight” star Taylor Lautner will not be reprising his role as “Sharkboy” in the upcoming standalone sequel of the 2005 hit “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.”
The said film, titled “We Can Be Heroes,” sees the childhood favorite duo as parents to Guppy, who is played by “Bird Box” star Vivien Lyra Blair.
Fans pointed out Lautner’s absence from the film after Netflix released the first set of official photos yesterday, Nov. 18 The said pictures show Taylor Dooley back as the now older Lavagirl, while JJ Dashnaw dons Lautner’s fins.
Wanna feel old? Sharkboy and Lavagirl are parents now (and their daughter is played by Vivien Lyra Blair aka Girl from BIRD BOX)
WE CAN BE HEROES releases globally on Netflix on New Year’s Day pic.twitter.com/W9RtNibQij
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) November 18, 2020
One Twitter user with the handle @MArmstrong2908 had some strong words for Lautner’s absence.
“Did you seriously get the original Lava Girl and NOT the original Shark Boy!! WTF! Use Taylor Laurent or the movies going to be sh*t!” the netizen replied to the tweet.
Did you seriously get the original Lava Girl and NOT the original Shark Boy!! WTF! Use Taylor Laurent or the movies going to be shit!
— Makayla (@MArmstrong2908) November 18, 2020
“[Where’s] the guy that sang dream dream dream,” Twitter user @CrypticNoOnee, meanwhile, said, referring to Sharboy’s famous singing scene in the 2005 film.
where’s the guy that sang dream dream dream…
— Cryptic (@CrypticNoOnee) November 18, 2020
“I’m sorry but Taylor Lautner will always be THE sharkboy and Netflix should’ve done everything possible to get him out of the cave where he’s hiding. I want my full 2005 nostalgia experience!” Twitter user @currambalana stressed.
I’m sorry but Taylor Lautner will always be THE sharkboy and Netflix should’ve done everything possible to get him out of the cave where he’s hiding. I want my full 2005 nostalgia experience! pic.twitter.com/LCGjZp8Znj
— Nala (@currambalana) November 18, 2020
Director Robert Rodriguez, who helmed “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D,” returned to write and direct “We Can Be Heroes.” The film will premiere on New Year’s Day. /ra
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