Speaking of stars, Deadline reports that Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi are playing the parent units of the new “Spy Kids” family. Rodriguez was last seen on ABC’s Not Dead Yet, while Levi soon reprized his adult male superhero role on Shazam! Fury of the Gods” will repeat. The children are played by Everly Carganilla and “newcomer” Connor Esterson, who is making his feature film debut.
Also hidden in the Deadline report is the interesting information that Racer Max is co-writing the film. That would be racer Max Rodriguez, the son of Robert Rodriguez, who has collaborated with him on several projects including We Can Be Heroes – also for Netflix – and of course there’s his story in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl too. ‘ which came out when he was just 8 years old.
The upcoming Spy Kids reboot was announced towards the end of March (via Esquire), and unfortunately we still don’t know if any of the original Spy Kids cast members will make an appearance in the new version. But cameos definitely don’t seem to be off the table, especially with Rodriguez still at the helm.