Over 20 years ago, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez unleashed the Spy Kids franchise to the world, full of action and a surprising ensemble cast for a family feature. The movie, starring Antonio Banderas, Alan Cumming, Danny Trejo, and more, would go on to inspire a series of high-stakes missions with kids leading the charge. Now, Rodriguez reunites with Netflix after his 2020 Pedro Pascal-led We Can Be Heroes to reboot the beloved series with Spy Kids: Armageddon. Before its release, Collider’s Steve Weintraub spoke to the co-writer, director, cinematographer, and editor about the VFX, working with the kid heroes of the movie, and sequels!
Robert Rodriguez talks about the over 1600 VFX shots, the new generation of ‘Spy Kids,’ his hopes for a ‘We Can Be Heroes’ sequel, and more!