The long-awaited sequel to Space Jam – the 1996 live action-animated film starring NBA legends Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing – is finally moving forward with its long awaited sequel: Space Jam 2!
LeBron James’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, on Wednesday tweeted an image of a locker room featuring the names of James, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler as the producer and… Bugs Bunny himself as point guard, continuing that he loved the vision for Black Panther, as reported 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,” said 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.”
Space Jam originally earned more than $230 million at the box office worldwide, while Black Panther, also produced by James, has raked in more than $1.3 billion.
This is exciting news for all old fans of the spectacular movie who have long waited for this news, and now with the confirmation of this sequel, can relive their favorite 90s film moments with LeBron taking on his first lead role!