In an interview with CinePOP reporter Thiago Nolla, director Robert Rodriguez revealed why Netflix wanted to continue the Sharkboy and Lavagirl story with a sequel.
When it was announced that Sharkboy and Lavagirl would be returning to the movie world in “Little Big Heroes,” several fans were excited to see Taylor Lautner and Talor Dooley as beloved characters.
However, the first official images showed that Lautner will not be reprising the role, being replaced by actor JJ Dashnaw … which explains the character’s mask.
After that, audiences started to wonder why Lautner was left out of the sequence, and the answer is that he may have given up on his acting career.
According to IGN, Lautner said in 2018 that he prioritizes family over celebrity and that he would not insist on returning to the recording sets until an interesting job. introduces himself.
“Right now I’m happy to enjoy the free time with my family, I love to play, but it’s not my priority right now, not until something happens that piques my interest” , did he declare.
For those who don’t remember, the star’s last landmark work was in the drama ‘The Brothers’ (‘Run the Tide’), which went unnoticed when it was released in 2016.
Slaughtered by critics, the film scored only 09% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Prior to that, Lautner starred in “The Ridiculous Six,” a comedy starring Adam Sandler that was also badly received by audiences and critics.
Despite his success as Jacob Black in the ‘Twilight’ saga, Lautner revealed that he hated being recognized only by his body and this helped him move further away from the cameras.
When he refused to take his shirt off at an event to promote the film “Idas e Vindas do Amor” (2009), he criticized the organizers of the event and said his body and his image did not define him. not.
Still, “ Little Big Heroes ” could be an opportunity for Lautner to show another side of his career, regain public admiration, and invest in less attractive jobs in the future.
Now, we can only wait to see if the star will resume her career in the years to come.
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‘Little Big Heroes’ (We Can Be Heroes) is out now on Netflix.
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