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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Some hardcore Alita: Battle Angel fans may be waiting to see 20th Century Fox and Disney greenlight a sequel to the VFX-heavy manga adaptation, but director Robert Rodriguez, in true Robert Rodriguez style, already has his next project underway and has hit the ground running in no time flat. The project in question is one for Netflix called We Can Be Heroes.

The project is a kid-friendly superhero title that is being written, directed, and produced by the Austin-based filmmaker, who in addition to his adult fare like Desperado, also made his name doing more kid-friendly stuff like Spy Kids. 

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Now, Deadline is reporting that Rodriguez has found one of his stars in the form of Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jones, who is known for her work on Quantico. Her role in the film has not been outlined, but given the kid-centric premise, a parental-type figure isn’t out of the question.

Deadline describes We Can Be Heroes as a film where we “will see alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, meaning a group of children have to team up to save their parents and the world.”

If you were hoping to see something that skews a bit older from Rodriguez, I’m sorry to say that isn’t what you’ll be getting.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.