Although basketball is all about the players, the fans, and the teams, it seems as though basketball wouldn’t be the same without Space Jam. This movie was first released in 1996 and featured an epic combination of Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes, and it has since become synonymous with the game. If you didn’t already know, a second Space Jam movie is in the works and will have LeBron James in the driving seat. It’s safe to say that we’re all pretty excited, especially as LeBron has let some Space Jam 2 secrets slip…
A legendary movie
We probably don’t need to tell you that Space Jam is a legendary movie. Not only did it allow people to understand the success of Michael Jordan away from the court, but Michael Jordan also inspired new fans to make their way into the basketball fandom. It’s one of those movies that will forever go down in history, so you can just imagine how excited fans were to learn that a second movie was in the works. However, it’s been suggested that this won’t be a sequel per se, but will just be the second movie within the franchise.
In the driving seat
While the first movie featured Michael Jordan, this next movie will see LeBron James make his first serious foray into the world of Hollywood, and in April 2020, he decided to let slip the name of the new movie. In a video that he posted to his Twitter page, the basketball legend could be seen wearing a baseball cap that read, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” He topped off the tweet with some Bugs Bunny inspired emojis, including a rabbit, a carrot, and some popcorn. He also revealed that the movie would be coming into our lives in 2021 – which is pretty exciting.
An incredible team
Alongside LeBron himself, the Space Jam 2 movie will also have an incredible team behind it. Not only has the screenplay being written by Justin Lin, Willie Ebersol, Andrew Dodge, and Alfred Botello, but it will also be directed by Malcolm D. Lee, who was the driving force behind the movie Girls Trip. Ryan Coogler – who directed Black Panther – will step into the role of director to bring A New Legacy to life. It’s fair to say that this whole team has a big task on their hands. The first movie scored a whopping $230.4 million at the box office and featured some epic faces. While it’s not known who will be making cameos just yet, it’s been suggested that some of the biggest names in basketball will be making their way onto the set of this movie.
We don’t have an official release date for Space Jam: A New Legacy just yet, but we do know that it will be gracing us with its presence next year. Let’s hope that LeBron will continue to give us a few hints here and there before that day comes.