Why Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara aren’t appearing – The Hollywood Reporter

Robert Rodriguez isn’t against bringing originality Spy children Stars Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara are returning for another film. But the director says the time between the last episode, Armageddonand 2011 Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the Worldmeant that it was “important to simply restart the franchise.”

The filmmaker spoke about his decision to release the latest Spy children Chapter with an all-new family – and a new group of leading child stars – in a new interview with Yahoo Entertainment.

“I wanted to start a new family,” he said of the decision to cast Connor Esterson and Everly Carganilla in the new Netflix film, out Friday. “Because it was so long ago [since 2011’s All the Time in the World]“It was important to just restart the franchise and then move on.”

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World PenaVega and Sabara starred alongside Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Ricky Gervais and Jeremy Piven. Alba portrayed an Organization of Super Spies agent who was married to McHale’s spy reporter. Vega and Sabara were the niece and nephew of Alba’s secret agent, whose stepchildren (Blanchard and Cook) face off against a villain threatening to use a time weapon called Project: Armageddon.

While the director, also known for The book of Boba Fett, Grindhouse And From dusk to dawnis interested in expanding Spy children universe with a new family, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t thought about bringing back his former leading actors.

“I would like to bring it back [characters], I would like to connect the worlds. That would be so much fun,” he said. “It could still be in the same world. So if we make more films, old characters could easily come back.”

During the interview, Rodriguez also shared the importance of being able to release another man Spy children Continuing in Hollywood’s current narrative climate. “It’s hard to make films in Hollywood that don’t do that [based on] a pre-existing material that belongs to a studio,” he said. “So if you can make up your own story and make sequels to it, man, you’re going to make as many of them as you can because it’s a rarity.”

Published in 2001, the original Spy children The main roles were played by Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino, two spies who, after being kidnapped, have to be rescued by their two children, played by PenaVega and Sabara. Since then, four more films have been released including Armageddon and an animated series, Spy Kids: Mission Critical.

Brian Ashcraft

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