The sequel to the classic film #SpaceJam will be told through Ryan Coogler’s vision with LeBron James as his lead.
Today (Sept. 19), James’ production company Springhill Entertainment announced the big news via Instagram in a post that teased that the movie is in works. The post featured a locker room with four separate stalls and their respective names above them, including, Bugs Bunny, LeBron James, Terence Nance, who will direct the film and Coogler as producer.
“I loved [Coogler’s] vision” for Black Panther, James tells The Hollywood Reporter, mentioning that as a kid growing up in Akron, Ohio, there were no black superheroes. “So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Voicing Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck will be Eric Bauza, Duane Frank will portray Water Boy. Whether you were a fan of basketball or not, Space Jam became a film that will forever be in our nostalgia vaults. The classic 1996 film starred basketball icon #MichaelJordan, who was involuntarily drafted by #LooneyTunes stars to help them win their freedom back from evil theme park owner Swackhammer. When Bugs challenges Swackhammer’s alien minions to a basketball game to determine their fate, the aliens visit Earth and steal the talent of legendary basketball stars like Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing and more. If Jordan lost, he promised to surrender himself to Swackhammer, but if he won, the Looney Tunes would take their freedom and the #Monstars must return their hijacked powers to the players.
This year has been nothing but power moves for the newest Los Angeles Laker, as he’s been greatly influencing the television, film and digital industry. Some of his latest projects include his HBO series “The Shop,” “Shut Up & Dribble,” “Warriors of Liberty City” and playing a character in the anticipated animated film “Smallfoot.”
For now, there are no details on the sequel’s storyline, but it is expected to release in 2019.