Deadline reports Avengers star Don Cheadle is set to appear opposite LeBron James in Warner Bros.’ Space Jam 2.
Warner Bros.’ Space Jam 2 is currently in production and is set to add Don Cheadle to a cast list that includes NBA superstar LeBron James. Perhaps best known for his work on Marvel Studio’s Avengers films, Don Cheadle’s role in Space Jam 2 is being kept under wraps for the time being.
Released in 1996, the original Space Jam told the story of the Looney Tunes efforts to win a basketball competition after the beloved cartoon characters challenge alien invaders to a game in order to secure their freedom. However, the aliens steal the talent of professional basketball players and transform into the dreaded Monstars, prompting the Looney Tunes to recruit Michael Jordan onto their team. LeBron James is expected to play a similar role in the Space Jam sequel.
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Directed by Terence Nance from a script written by Ryan Coogler and Sev Ohanian, Space Jam 2 also stars Sonequa Martin-Green as LeBron James’ wife. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is also on board as a producer alongside LeBron James under his SpringHill Entertainment label, Duncan Henderson, and SpringHill’s Maverick Carter. Executive producers include Justin Lin, Sev Ohanian, and Jamal Henderson.
Space Jam 2 is schedules to be released in theaters on July 16, 202
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.