Gina Rodriguez and Zachery Levi are gearing up to join the Spy Kids franchise as official cast members in the upcoming Netflix movie.
The news was officially confirmed by Termand the long-awaited reboot is in full swing.
The original Spy Kids movie was released in 2001 to critical acclaim and strong box office draw.
New cast: Zachary Levi and Gina Rodriguez have been officially cast in the new Spy Kids reboot set to premiere on Netflix
Due to its popularity, three additional sequels were made after the release of the first film.
Chuck’s alum is no stranger to the action genre: he starred in the action flick Shazam (2019) and played Fandral in Thor: The Dark World (2013).
Known for her character on CW’s Jane The Virgin, Gina has touched waters in various genres, including sci-fi in Annihilation (2018) with Natalie Portman.
He also participated in the action film Deepwater Horizon (2016), working alongside Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell.
Beloved franchise: The two actors have dabbled in the action genre before and can easily play characters in the next installment of Spy Kids.
The premise of the reboot follows the children of the world’s top secret agents who accidentally unleash a computer virus that gives its developer complete control of all technology, according to Deadline.
This leads to the children becoming spies to save not only their parents, but the entire world.
Robert Rodriguez, the original creator and director of Spy Kids, will be making a grand return to not only direct the reboot, but also write and produce the film.
The first Spy Kids movie was released in theaters in 2001 and starred Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino.
Popular Franchise: Spy Kids (2001) was a box office hit when it was released, leading to three additional sequels and an upcoming reboot.
Original Cast: Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara played the lead roles of the Spy Kids in the first three films of the franchise.
The film was a huge success, grossing around $147 million at the box office. The second film, Spy Kids: The Island Of Lost Dreams (2002) made $119 million with the third sequel, Spy Kids: Game Over (2003) making more with $197 million.
The fourth film, Spy Kids: All The Time In The World (2011) had a different main cast with Jessica Alba and Joel McHale, with Alexa and Daryl in much smaller roles.
The franchise became a beloved family favorite over the years, and a reboot had been looming on the horizon for some time.
Memorable Franchise: Spy Kids went on to have a total of four installments in the beloved family action franchise.
In an interview with Well-informed person To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Spy Kids last year, Alexa spoke about working on the franchise for so many years.
He also discussed why he believed the films had such a huge impact and explained how they were, ‘the first of their kind’.
“They didn’t have movies like Spy Kids, where the kids were really the ones in charge, and they were doing something amazing and amazing,” the Sleepover actress said.
On the subject of whether she would ever rejoin the cast if a reboot was made, Alexa only had one thing to say in response. ‘Oh my God. Yes Yes.’
The star also added: ‘But it’s been so many years that you’re kidding? In an instant. And I know Daryl would say the same thing. Like in a blink of an eye, we’d both be there.
New Reboot: Netflix’s reboot has no reboot, but it will follow the children of secret agents who become spies to save their parents and the world.
During Collider’s [email protected] directors on directing Panel creator Rodriguez spoke about how difficult it was at first to get the studio to join the mainstream family as a Latina.
Fellow filmmaker Colin Trevorrow, who has worked on movies like Jurassic World: Dominion (2022), also weighed in on the power of the Spy Kids movies.
‘You see any kid can watch that movie and enjoy that movie. For those who are Latino in particular, it means a lot to them. It changes your whole future about what is possible,’ he stated.