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There is still much We do not know about the long awaited sequel to Space Jam (19459010] ), the classic of the family from 1996, who combined the well-trodden tropes of a sports movie with some good old fashioned animators Still under lock and key and apart from NBA star LeBron James, the cast is still a mystery. But we know that so far.
The movie has a release date now!
Space Jam 2 opens on July 16, 2021. SpringHill Entertainment, the production company founded by LeBron James (who also stars in the movie), sent a #SaveTheDate on Twitter:
There's something incredible behind the camera.
Not only Space Jam 2 is known by Terence Nance, who is known for creating HBO's Random Acts of Flyness but also by none other than Ryan Coogler, director Creed and the Oscar-nominated Marvel film Black Panther. Originally, Justin Lin was tied to Direct, but he left the project to work on the ninth and tenth installments of the Fast & Furious franchise .
Bugs will return … and Daffy Duck also
The cast of the film has yet to be announced, but we know that Bugs Bunny will come back, with spokesman Eric Bauza re-impersonating the role – He is currently the only confirmed actor. IMDB, however, credits him with the voice of the two bugs and Daffy Duck. Therefore, one can assume that both characters will perform together with the other Looney Tunes. Lola, Bugs love interest from the first film, will also return.
This is not the first movie by LeBron James.
With Space Jam 2 LeBron will for the first time star a film, but he is no stranger to acting. He had a supporting role in the 2015 Trainwreck comedy and played a witty fictional version of himself that somehow manages to keep everyone conversing about himself, his basketball career, and the great city of Cleveland.
If Space Jam 2 goes the same way as the original with Michael Jordan, then LeBron will probably do the same again and play himself here – so these scenes become stealing moments in Trainwreck good practice.
Shooting starts this summer.
The production on Space Jam 2 has not even begun, so few details are likely to be available. Filming will start on June 17 in the NBA off-season.
The sequel has almost happened a few times – and would have been very very very different.
Already in 2003 was a sequel of Space Jam in the work, which would have taken over the espionage genre. Action star Jackie Chan was supposed to play the lead role, but he leaves the project and the script eventually became Looney Tunes: Back In Action . Joe Pytka, the director of the original Space Jam also said that he once had a "really weird" follow-up idea to pro-golfer Tiger Woods.
The original Space Jam was LeBron's favorite film.
When he spoke with a reporter in May 2014 long before he was starred in the sequel, LeBron said: Space Jam . It was one of my favorite movies. If I have the opportunity, it will be great … We'll see what happens. "