In an era of remakes, get excited for this sequel.
Space Jam 2 has finally been confirmed. The sequel to this comedy classic will star LeBron James as he and other NBA all-stars team up with everyone’s favorite Looney Tunes. James has been building his Hollywood brand by doing working on a House Party remake, developing shows for NBC and CW, and also his star role in the 2015 movie Trainwreck. Fans have been waiting 22 years since the original film, which starred NBA legend Michael Jordan. James will play the same type of role in the sequel that Jordan did in the original. Space Jam’s decision to make James the star in the second film only makes the ceaseless debate on which one of them is the better basketball player even more interesting.
Black Panther and Creed producer Ryan Coogler will be producing the movie with help from James. Terence Nance, whose previous work includes the creation of HBO show Random Acts of Flyness and The Oversimplification of Her Beauty, has been hired to direct the film. Director of the Fast and Furious franchise, Justin Lin was suspected as the director for this project for several years, but after failing to make much progress a switch up was needed.
If Space Jam 2 follows the plot of the original, then James will need some fellow NBA powerhouses to join him as movie stars. There were four other players in the first movie and fans are having a fun discussion about who will accompany James, possibly Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, or Chris Paul. They hope it will live up to the first one that earned $230 million which is still the highest grossing basketball movie of all time. The actual release isn’t for quite some time; the project is projected to start filming in the 2019 NBA Offseason. Nonetheless, it’s exciting to know that a much anticipated film is in the works.