A Spy Kids reboot is coming to Netflix.
Back in January 2021, it was revealed that Spyglass Media, owner of the Spy Kids franchise, has partnered with Skydance Media to revive the family-friendly adventure film series for a new generation. And after optioning the rights to Spy Kids, the reboot has recently landed at Netflix.
What will the Spy Kids reboot be about?
Plot details for the yet-to-be-titled Spy Kids reboot are being kept under wraps, but Variety reported that it will revolve around the activities of a multicultural family.
The reboot will be written and directed by the franchise creator Robert Rodriguez, so fans can expect the new movie to be as fun and exciting as the original Spy Kids film, which follows the adventures of young siblings Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), who become involved in their parents’ (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) espionage organization.
Who will star in the Spy Kids reboot?
Casting for the upcoming reboot has yet to be announced. And since it’s unclear whether this new Spy Kids movie will be a full-on reboot of the original story or a continuation of the franchise following a new set of spy kids, there’s still a possibility to see characters from the franchise’s previous films in the reboot.
When will the Spy Kids reboot come out?
The Spy Kids reboot doesn’t have a release date yet, but if you’re looking for something to watch on Netflix that has the same vibe as the Spy Kids movies, then, you can check out We Can Be Heroes, which was also written and directed by Rodriguez.
A stand-alone follow-up to Rodriguez’s 2005 movie The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, We Can Be Heroes was created for Netflix with the intention to duplicate Spy Kids’ successful run on the streaming service.
“My most rabid fanbase all these years, by far, has been my kid films. My Spy Kids audience,” Rodriguez previously shared at Cinema-Con (via ComicBook.com) “These kids watch those movies over and over because they’re action films made for children and families, in particular at a time when they need empowerment. Netflix came to me [for We Can Be Heroes] because the Spy Kids movies had done just so well on their service. They said ‘Could you make a series of films that do that?’ And I said, ‘I’d love to!’”
The Spy Kids franchise
Released in 2001, the first Spy Kids movie was popular among younger and older audiences alike, grossing $147 million at the global box office. It spawned three theatrical sequels — 2002’s Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams ($119.7 million), 2003’s Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over ($197 million), and 2011’s Spy Kids: All the Time in the World ($85.6 million). Collectively, the Spy Kids franchise has earned more than $550 million worldwide.