SpringHill Entertainment has announced that Space Jam 2 will become a reality.
The sequel to the 90's hit film staring NBA legend Michael Jordan is getting a a sequel staring another legend: LeBron James. Bugs Bunny is slated to reprise his role as Bugs Bunny from the original. Terence Nance will direct and Black Panther's Ryan Coogler will be a producer.
James spoke to the The Hollywood Reporter saying:
The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. t'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.
The original film grew out of a commercial Nike ran during the Super Bowl in 1992.
The announcement was published on Instagram.
LeBron James is officially doing "Space Jam 2", a sequel to the Michael Jordan-Bugs Bunny original https://t.co/iFRcFs44Xy— Washington Post (@Washington Post)1537442870.0
Some folks are excited.
@washingtonpost Hell yes!— Blue Michigan🌊🌊🌊 (@Blue Michigan🌊🌊🌊)1537447694.0
Opening up twitter to see Space Jam 2 is in production... Today is a good day! https://t.co/2r4o3q9wbx— Footy Accumulators (@Footy Accumulators)1537434068.0
Great news that @KingJames has confirmed Space Jam 2, 22 years after the first movie. BUT, did you know that the or… https://t.co/oAskWAYfPr— Lord Arse! 🕹️ (@Lord Arse! 🕹️)1537428459.0
"Everything LeBron touches in Hollywood does turn to gold... I believe Space Jam 2 will be memorable." —… https://t.co/eEZ0IW9Xyg— UNDISPUTED (@UNDISPUTED)1537456440.0
🏀 👊 Anyone born before 1996 making their way to the front of the cinema when Space Jam 2 comes out... https://t.co/nysd8kS2p2— The Sportsman (@The Sportsman)1537433821.0
Others, not so much.
@washingtonpost No way :) ! The "Air" Jordan is THE ONLY ONE !!!!— Andrei Dan (@Andrei Dan)1537443535.0
@washingtonpost My thoughts about this being done without @MichaelJordanFC (btw I won’t watch it... it’s not the sa… https://t.co/ZX5XcPXsBE— Huginn&Muninn (@Huginn&Muninn)1537443644.0
@Ddawson_4 @washingtonpost Not sure how I feel about this— Richie (@Richie)1537455485.0
@washingtonpost Can we not pretend as if the original "Space Jam" was good— JaMAL JamES 🇹🇹 (@JaMAL JamES 🇹🇹)1537443091.0
Let the debates begin!
@washingtonpost Great. Now we have to hear endless arguments about who is better at acting, MJ or LBJ.— A Buddy of Mine (@A Buddy of Mine)1537443250.0
Filming will begin in 2019 during the NBA off-season.