— November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020
Taylor Dooley returns as Lavagirl in We Can Be Heroes, but Taylor Lautner is not in the movie. Netflix shared the first image as Dooley back as Lavagirl this morning, and The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lava Girl in 3D fans were quick to notice that Lautner is not the actor under the new mask. Lautner’s army of supporters took to social media this morning to express their frustration with Netflix and Robert Rodriguez for not bringing the actor back.
One Taylor Lautner fan asks, “Now what was Taylor Lautner doing that was so important he couldn’t help us relive our childhoods for a second?” Another fan asks, “Who is that Sharkboy imposter, where is Taylor Lautner?” There are a lot of questions surrounding Lautner’s absence from We Can Be Heroes. “If u couldn’t get Taylor Lautner, what exactly is the point of this existing?” Since starring in the Twilight saga, Lautner has largely been quiet and only taken on a few roles in recent years, which is leading to speculation that he more than likely turned the role down.
Another social media user asks, “How Taylor Lautner just decline some Netflix coin and free press…” Another fans says, “If Taylor Lautner isn’t in the Sharkboy and Lavagirl spinoff I don’t want to see it,” which has been echoed numerous times since it was revealed that Taylor Lautner will not have a role in We Can Be Heroes. “I’m sorry but Taylor Lautner will always be THE Sharkboy and Netflix should’ve done everything possible to get him out of the cave where he’s hiding. I want my full 2005 nostalgia experience!” As far as we know, Lautner is not actually hiding out in a cave, he’s just taking a breather from the world of acting.
Taylor Lautner seems to prefer a life outside of the public eye after the intense success of the Twilight saga. The young actor still lives with his parents in Valencia, California and has no plans to move out. “The thing I love is that my home life hasn’t changed. I still help out with the garbage. I still help out with the lawn,” he said in an interview. Regardless, it does not seem like he was interested with reteaming with Robert Rodriguez and Taylor Dooley for We Can Be Heroes. You can check out the first image of Lavagirl and Sharkboy from the 2021 movie above, thanks to the official Netflix Twitter account.
how Taylor Lautner just decline some netflix coin and free press… pic.twitter.com/ElLxOhqO4g
— alex. (@makeupIady) November 18, 2020
If Taylor Lautner isn’t in the Sharkboy and Lavagirl spinoff I don’t want to see it. pic.twitter.com/hrDss1ehHk
— Kevin Hernandez (@Kevin_h131) November 18, 2020
I’m sorry but Taylor Lautner will always be THE sharkboy and Netflix should’ve done everything possible to get him out of the cave where he’s hiding. I want my full 2005 nostalgia experience! pic.twitter.com/LCGjZp8Znj
— Nala (@currambalana) November 18, 2020
Now what was taylor Lautner doing that was so important he couldn’t help us relive our childhoods for a second https://t.co/F9460lYswI
— throatzilla (@dojamowry) November 18, 2020
if u couldnt get taylor lautner, what exactly is the point of this existing? https://t.co/5Lp8NiK9go
— just like magic in paris (@knowleskravitz) November 18, 2020
WHO’S THAT SHARKBOY IMPOSTER WHERE IS TAYLOR LAUTNER pic.twitter.com/cHmv3bg6rF
— alias (@itsjustanx) November 18, 2020
Ma’am that ain’t Taylor Lautner, who is this imposter? pic.twitter.com/ZO98KIq6kE
— Hassan Chammout (@ChammoutHassan) November 18, 2020
not them making a new sharkboy and lavagirl without mr. taylor lautner pic.twitter.com/GU3a8vqtpo
— mia ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (@yvestvmor) November 18, 2020
like???? who is this and where is taylor lautner???? pic.twitter.com/c1wz600Tkn
— LIFE GOES ON⁷✾ (@SHADOWJOONG) November 18, 2020
Wait so Taylor Lautner is not back as Sharkboy? And that's why they gave a helmet to the new actor pic.twitter.com/cRCEJyZQZK
— franco of rivia (@ARKHAMSKlNG) November 18, 2020
So you’re telling me Taylor Lautner is not back as Sharkboy??? pic.twitter.com/8PDDI6sDCY
— Z (@okokalrightZain) November 18, 2020
That is NOT Taylor Lautner EXPLAIN YOURSELVES https://t.co/CejfrxsWM0
— Film Poser™️ Gabriela Is Doing NaNo🎄 (@gaby_burgos27) November 18, 2020
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Taylor Lautner Is Not Sharkboy in Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes Spinoff & Fans Are Furious