Fans are highly anticipating the sequel to the classic 1996 live animated action sports comedy film – Space Jam: A New Legacy. The Looney Tunes characters are bound to return but this time you’ll be witnessing NBA star LeBron James replacing Michael Jordan. LeBron James will be taking over as the major Basketball star. The excitement is in the air and Warner Bros. has played their bit softly by releasing a few photos from the upcoming movie to keep the intrigue grooving among the audiences.
The live sports comedy film, directed by Malcolm D. Lee, will be released in both theaters and on HBO Max on July 16, 2021. The release date of the project had been announced by the company founded by athlete LeBron James, Springhill Entertainment back in February 2019. Since then fans have been excitedly waiting for the film to drop.
In addition to that, the new film can also be taken as an anniversary project as the gap between the original and the new sequel is 25 years long. Space Jam 2: A New Legacy will start off with LeBron James and his young son Dom (Cedric James) who would be seen in misery as they have been trapped inside a rogue artificial intelligence.
James then decides to stand up against the AI’s digital champions by teaming up with Bugs Bunny and the other members involved in the Looney Tunes. The team features power as it consists of some of the most powered-up NBA stars from Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, to Chris Paul.
Additionally, according to reports, fans will also get to witness glimpses of a few WNBA stars such as Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi, and Chiney Ogwumike. James’ on-screen wife’s role will be played by Sonequa Martin-Green who is popular for her role in Star Trek: Discovery.