Carmen, Juni, and the rest of the Cortez family are back for another butt-kicking spy adventure. On April 1, Netflix announced that Robert Rodriguez, the original director of the 2000s action films, has signed on to write and direct an upcoming "Spy Kids" reboot movie. Skydance Media optioned the film rights to Netflix with the intention of reimagining the spy thriller for a 2022 audience, according to Variety.
If you've ever stared off into the distance pondering the complexities of Steve Buscemi's deeply existential quote in "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams," or if you're still waiting on that instant Happy Meal microwave to hit the market, keep reading to find out more about the upcoming "Spy Kids" reboot.
What Is the "Spy Kids" Reboot About?
Netflix has not revealed the plot for its untitled "Spy Kids" reboot. But if it's anything like the four movies in the existing franchise, we can expect strange creatures, high-tech spy gadgets, and an all-star cast.
"Spy Kids" Reboot Cast
The original 2001 "Spy Kids" movie, directed by Robert Rodriguez, starred Alexa PenaVega (Carmen Cortez) and Daryl Sabara (Juni Cortez) as the main brother-sister spy duo. When Carmen, Juni, and several other spy kids are kidnapped by children's television host Fegan Floop, played by Alan Cumming, and replaced with an army of robot children, their parents, Gregorio Cortez (Antonio Banderas) and and Ingrid Cortez (Carla Gugino) infiltrate Floop's castle to save them. The film also stars Cheech Marin as Carmen and Juni's uncle Felix Gumm, Danny Trejo as Gregorio's older brother, Machete, and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's" Tony Shaloub as Alexander Minion, a genetically mutated villain and Floop's assistant.
As the franchise grew, more familiar faces signed on for the sequels, including Steve Buscemi (Romero), Emily Osment (Gerti Giggles), Taylor Holland (Helga Avellán) as Ingrid's mom, Ricardo Montalbán (Valentin Avellán) as Ingrid's dad, Taylor Momsen (President's Daughter), Salma Hayek (Cesca Giggles), Elijah Wood (The Guy), Sylvester Stalone (Toymaker), Jessica Alba (Marissa Wilson), Rowan Blanchard (Rebecca Wilson), and more.
No official cast members have been announced for the upcoming Netflix reboot and previous cast members have not commented on whether they'll be reprising their roles.
"Spy Kids" Reboot Premiere Date
Netflix has not yet announced a premiere date for the "Spy Kids" reboot.