The rumors are true! We are getting a sequel to Space Jam with Los Angeles Laker, LeBron James.
LeBron’s Space Jam sequel will be produced by Ryan Coogler (of Black Panther fame) and directed Terence Nance, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will begin filming during the NBA offseason next summer.
James and business partner Maverick Carter have been discussing a Space Jam sequel for over five years, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. He finally agreed to the project once Coogler was involved. James said this 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,” says James, “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.”
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