Just when you thought every movie from the ’80s and ’90s had been remade or sequel’d, Hollywood surprises us once again!
It was reported earlier this week that a ‘Space Jam 2’ will happen and it’ll star LeBron James as “small forward” and Bugs Bunny as his “point guard.”
The original Space Jam was released back in 1996 and starred NBA legend Michael Jordan. Terence Nance will direct this follow-up film, and Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler will produce the project.
James talked about the exciting news to The Hollywood Reporter:
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”
Production is expected to start during the 2019 NBA off-season, and according to the image you see at the top of the page, the scheduled release date is January 23, 2021.
We will keep you posted.