Why Taylor Lautner did not return to play Sharkboy in “We Can Be Heroes”

Netflix Original "We Can Be Heroes"
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After Netflix drops promotional photos for the upcoming film We Can Be Heroes, which is a sequel to 2005’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, people are again wondering why Taylor Lautner did not return to play Sharkboy.


“Now what was taylor Lautner doing that was so important he couldn’t help us relive our childhoods for a second, a Twitter user ‘throatzilla’ wrote in a tweet.”


We Can Be Heroes” is an upcoming American superhero film written, directed and produced by Robert Rodriguez, serving as a stand-alone sequel to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. It is scheduled to be released on January 1, 2021, by Netflix.


Release Date: 1 January 2021 (USA). Production Co: Quick Draw Productions, Troublemaker Studios

First Look at Netflix’s ‘We Can Be Heroes’ Returns to the World of ‘Sharkboy and Lavagirl’

Netflix has released the first images from the upcoming original film We Can Be Heroes, which hails from writer/director Robert Rodriguez and is set in the same universe as his 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl that starred Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley. This new movie finds alien invaders kidnapping Earth’s superheroes, thus forcing their children to team up and work together to save their parents.

These first-look images reveal a pretty stellar cast that includes Pedro PascalPriyanka Chopra JonasChristian Slater, and Boyd Holbrook, while the ensemble also includes Christopher McDonaldAdriana BarrazaVivien Blair, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Akira Akbar, Lyon Daniels, Nathan Blair, Lotus Blossom, Hala Finley, Andy Walken, Dylan Henry Lau, Andrew Diaz, Taylor Dooley, Sung Kang, Haley Reinhart, J. Quinton Johnson, Brittany Perry-Russell, Brently Heilbron and JJ Dashnaw.

Why Taylor Lautner Got Blacklisted By Hollywood

Taylor Lautner, a hotty Jacob from Twilight – but is it all we can say about this actor? How did his co-stars from the Twilight Saga become household names in their own right, except for Taylor Lautner? What movies we can see Taylor Lautner in?


So what happened to the actor who portrayed a werewolf Jacob Black. Why Hollywood won’t cast Taylor Lautner? Taylor Lautner landed his first lead role in 2005. It was an adventure film called The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.

The movie brought Lautner a nomination for Best Performance at the 2006 Young Artist Awards. In 2008 Taylor Lautner landed the role of Jacob Black in the now-iconic film Twilight.

The success of the very first movie far exceeded all expectations, and Taylor Lautner rose to an almost instant worldwide fame together with his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

The actor gained approximately 30 pounds of muscle, which made his co-star Robert Pattinson worry about his own future on The Twilight Saga.


Pattinson confessed that he was taken aback by Lautner’s body and even thought he’d be fired. As soon as Twilight: New Moon hit the theaters, the director Chris Weitz acknowledged Lautner’s contribution to the success of the movie, which lead to infamous Team Edward and Team Jacob divide.

Lautner certainly knows how much he owes his success to The Twilight Saga. The success of Twilight made Taylor Lautner one of the highly-paid actors. But the studios were not ready to pay a tidy little sum to an actor, whose acting performance was … mmm… questionable.

Taylor Lautner got $5 million for his first after-Twilight lead role in Abduction. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t even manage to break on its budget domestically. Taylor Lautner turned his face to comedy and soon got the role on the successful British sitcom ‘Cuckoo’ and played the main role in the second season of ‘Scream Queens’. So what’s Taylor Lautner up to now, if he’s not acting?

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