‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ (also known as Space Jam 2) is an upcoming American live-action animated sports comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
The film is a sequel to 1996’s Space Jam and stars basketball player LeBron James, as well as Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green. The film also features the Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny (who, like with Michael Jordan in the original film, is credited alongside James), Daffy Duck, Tweety, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, and many more with Kath Soucie reprising her role as Lola Bunny. James also acts as a producer alongside Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the script with Sev Ohanian.
Everything you need to know about Space Jam: A New Legacy, the Looney Tunes’ sequel to the 90s classic.
Table of Contents
‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Cast Explained
- LeBron James as himself
- Don Cheadle as Al-G
- Sonequa Martin-Green as Savannah James
- Ceyair J. Wright as LeBron “Bronny” James Jr.
Additionally, National Basketball Association (NBA) players Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, and Kyle Kuzma as well as Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) players Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike, and Chiney Ogwumike are set to make cameo appearances.
- Eric Bauza as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Pepe Le Pew and Marvin the Martian
- Kath Soucie as Lola Bunny
- Bob Bergen as Porky Pig
- Jeff Bergman as Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn
‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Plot
Very little information on the film has revealed. However, that changed this week as the reported plot of the film made its way online. Writer Ben Mekler tweeted out the Space Jam sequel’s possible plot, which includes LeBron James saving his son from a “powerful force” played by Don Cheadle.
“During a trip to the Warner Bros. studio, NBA Superstar LeBron James and his son accidentally get trapped within a world that contains all of Warner Bros.’ Stories and characters, under the control of a malfunctioning, all-powerful force named Al G (played by Don Cheadle),” the synopsis states. “With the help of Bugs Bunny, LeBron must navigate through a never-before-imagined world filled with iconic movie scenes and characters as they re-assemble the Looney Tunes to rescue his lost son.
Now to get back home, Lebron and the Tunes have to unravel Al G’s mysterious plan and win an epic basketball game against digital gamified super-versions of the NBA and WNBA’s biggest stars as the entire world watches.”
This reported plot has not been confirmed. In fact, some reports are saying the plot that has surfaced online is fake. Warner Bros. has not issued a statement denying the plot being fake or real. But Mekler is the only one to share the news.
Release date of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’: When Does it come out?
Springhill Entertainment, the company founded by athlete LeBron James, has announced that the part-animated movie sequel will be released on July 16, 2021. So there’s still a little wait for now.
As things stand there have been no delays announced to the film as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With production having wrapped back in September 2019, well before the virus hit, here’s hoping that no changes to the date will be necessary.
On September 29, 2020, SpringHill Co. Entertainment, the production company for the film, signed a 4-year contract deal with Universal Pictures, making this their fourth and final independent piece.
The release date means that there will have been a 25-year gap between the 1996 original and the sequel, making the new movie a bit of an anniversary project as well.
‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Movie Trailer
The trailer is not out yet – but in the meantime you can check out the short clip from the movie. It shared by LeBron revealing his new, very colourful, basketball jersey, will be wearing in the movie below:
Are you ready for this? Space Jam 2 – sequel to the 1997 hit basketball Looney Tunes film – is in production.
It is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on July 16, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
It will mark the first theatrically-released film to feature the Looney Tunes characters since 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back in Action, and like the previous hybrid films, it will be a combination of live-action and traditional animation with some CGI effects.
Are you excited for this film? Do share your thoughts about it in the comments section given at the end of this post.