After the success of We can be heroesNetflix is partnering with Robert Rodriguez again, but this time to reboot the current spy kids franchise. As we first revealed, the new entry is Spy Kids: Armageddon, focusing on a new family of spies. Here’s everything we know about the new movie confirmed for a 2023 release.
Roberto Rodriguez will return to write, produce and direct the film, as well as the first four spy kids dues
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We can be heroes is set in the Spy Kids universe and serves as a sequel to the 2005 film The adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Said film has become one of the most successful children’s films in Netflix history, seen by 53 million households during the first four weeks on the service. It remains one of the most popular Netflix movies of all time, being the sixth most popular in Netflix history based on hours watched in the first 91 days.
The Spy Kids film will be made in collaboration with Skydance Media and spy kids owner of the rights Spyglass Media, which a year ago signed an agreement with Rodríguez to work on the remodeling of the property.
Spy Kids: Armageddonalthough without its title then, it was originally Announced on March 30, 2022.
David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger will produce for Skydance, which will oversee development and production. Elizabeth Avellan and Racer Max will also produce. Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre of Spyglass will serve as executive producers.
What is the plot of Spy Kids: Armageddon?
Plot details for the movie are very scant, but nonetheless, we have a little tagline:
“A relaunch of a classic family franchise that will revolve around the activities of a multicultural family. Tony and Patty must use all their gaming skills to save their spy parents who have been kidnapped by an evil man.»
Netflix has also provided another synopsis for the upcoming reboot:
«When the children of the world’s top secret agents inadvertently help a powerful game developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control of all technology, they must become spies to save their parents and the world.»
Two child spies with their kidnapped parents resembling the setting of the first spy kids movie, with Tony and Patty being the new Juni and Carmen.
It is not clear at this time if Spy Kids: Armageddon is it a full hard reset or a soft reset.
who is cast in Spy Kids: Armageddon?
So far, two waves of casting announcements have arrived for the new Netflix. spy kids movie.
The first batch of ads arrived in June 2022 with gina rodriguez (jane the virgin, LOST OLLIE), zachary levi (Shazam!, Throw), Everly Carganilla (yes day), and connor esterson added to the cast.
In July 2022, it was announced that billy magnussen it is due to the star.
DJ Cotrona (GI Joe: Retaliation) He is also expected to take part in the film, just like neal kodinski (1883), who will play the villain vargos.
What is the production status of Spy Kids: Armageddon?
Filming reportedly began in mid-June 2022 and took place in Austin, TX.
On August 31, Robert Rodriguez took to Instagram to share that they have finished the new movie.
In the post, the film’s director and screenwriter said:
Just finished a new SPYkids for @Netflix, working with my son Racer Max! The first photo is from the set of SPYkids 2 in 2002. Not much has changed, just now he’s a co-writer, co-producer and a little heavier.»
What is the Netflix release date? Spy Kids: Armageddon?
Netflix has not announced a release date for Spy Kids: Armageddon, but in May 2023, Robert Rodríguez was interviewed by Collider about the new movie and confirmed that the film would arrive in 2023. Netflix has now confirmed a 2023 release date even though it’s not included in the initial 2023 lineup.
The director told the outlet that it would arrive sometime after August 2023, saying:
“I don’t know if I can say the release date, but it’s getting closer, it’s this year. We haven’t announced it yet, but it’s coming this year. I just finished the music, so you know, we’re still waiting for the visual effects. It won’t be done until August, so it won’t be before August.»
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