It has been rumored for years now, but it seems that the sequel to the incredibly popular, yet strange crossover between Looney Tunes and the NBA- Space Jam– will be getting a sequel next year. This time Bugs Bunny and friends will be teaming up with Basketball star Lebron James as opposed to Michael Jordan. To generate more hype for his animated/live action-hybrid, Lebron revealed the new and official title for Space Jam 2 on social media.
The film has officially been titled Space Jam: A New Legacy. LeBron reveal the title on both his Twitter and Instagram page through a quick little video of him wearing a hat with the film’s new title. Like the original Space Jam, the film is set to include other Basketball players alongside Lebron including Anthony Davis, Diana Taurasi, and Damian Lillard just to name a few. Don Cheadle will also star in an unspecified role.
While some might fear a delay for Space Jam 2 due to COVID-19, the film is still on set for a 2021 release. According to Lebron, the film still had a ton of production already done, and that “a lot of it right now is animation, so being indoors is actually great for us. So we’re still on. Just like everything in the world, everything is slowed down a little bit, but we’re still on target.”
Space Jam: A New Legacy will release in theaters July 16, 2021.