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Space Jam: A New Legacy (also known as Space Jam 2) is an upcoming 2021 sports comedy film starring LeBron James and the Looney Tunes characters. The film is set to be a direct sequel to the original Space Jam which was released in 1996.
The film is directed by Night School director Malcolm D. Lee and is set to be released to theaters in the United States on July 16, 2021.
- LeBron James as himself
- Don Cheadle
- Sonequa Martin-Green as Savannah James
- Ceyair Wright as LeBron "Bronny" James Jr.
- Klay Thompson
- Anthony Davis
- Damian Lillard
- Diana Taurasi
- Nneka & Chiney Ogwumike
In February 2014, Warner Bros. announced a potential sequel set to star LeBron James. Charlie Ebersol was set to produce, with a script by his brother, Willie. Representatives of James denied the claim that he would be involved. In May 2014, James was quoted as saying, "I've always loved Space Jam. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it will be great." In July 2015, James and his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, signed a deal with Warner Bros. for television, movies and digital content after receiving positive reviews for his acting role in Trainwreck. On May 2, 2016, Justin Lin was said to be in talks to direct the sequel; co-writing the screenplay with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello. In August 2016, the Sneaker Bar Detroit company said that the movie is still in the works.
In a November 2016 interview with Mr. Wavvy, Space Jam director Joe Pytka revealed that following the first film's success, he had been pitched a "really weird" idea for a sequel that would have starred pro golfer Tiger Woods, with Jordan in a smaller role. Pytka explained how the idea came from an out of studio script conference, with people who worked on the original film allegedly involved. Ultimately, nothing materialized from the idea. Producer Ivan Reitman participated in similar interview with Mr. Wavvy, also in November 2016, in which he also revealed an idea he had for a sequel, though his sequel would have starred Jordan. By August 2017, Justin Lin confirmed the film's oncoming production.
Justin Lin mentioned in August 2017 that the movie was still continuing production, but the movie was in a clash with the Hotwheels movie to see which one gets released first.
- ↑ Stephen, Eric. ‘Space Jam 2’ will be released in July 2021. Retrieved on 22 February 2019.
- ↑ Busch, Anita (February 21, 2014). Ebersols Aboard To Produce And Script Warner Bros' 'Space Jam 2′ As A Starring Vehicle For LeBron James. Deadline. Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ Moore, Matt (February 21, 2014). Report: No 'Space Jam 2' planned for LeBron James. CBS Sports. Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ Space Jam 2 Rumors: NBA MVPs Rumored To Clash As LeBron James And Kevin Durant To Star In Sequel! KD To Tune Squad And LBJ To Monstars?. KDrama Stars (May 16, 2014). Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ LeBron James signs with Warner Bros., stokes rumors of 'Space Jam' sequel. Los Angeles Times (July 22, 2015). Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ LeBron James: I’ll help pay for hundreds of kids to go to college. TODAY.com.
- ↑ Trumbore, Dave (August 14, 2015). LeBron James Hopeful for 'Great Things' in 'Space Jam 2′. Collider. Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ Ford, Rebecca (May 2, 2016). Justin Lin Circling 'Space Jam' Sequel Starring LeBron James (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ Air Jordan 7 "Hare" Promo Space Jam Movie Prop Up for Grabs. SneakerBarDetroit (August 11, 2016). Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ "Space Jam" Director Reveals Spike Lee Almost Wrote the Film, Scrapped Tiger Woods Sequel. Mr. Wavvy (November 15, 2016). Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ The Space Jam 2 You Never Saw Almost Featured Tiger Woods. Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ Ivan Reitman confirms Twins sequel still in the works with Eddie Murphy. consequenceofsound.net (November 23, 2016). Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ Justin Lin says that he's "getting closer every day" to filming Space Jam 2. Joblo (August 1, 2017). Retrieved on August 6, 2017.
- ↑ http://nerdist.com/space-jam-2-is-still-happening-just-not-anytime-soon/
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