LeBron James has revealed the official title for Space Jam 2 and its official logo.
One of the most anticipated films coming out next year is Space Jam 2, a sequel to the smash-hit Space Jam that starred Michael Jordan. Released in 1996, the project still remains the highest-grossing basketball film of all time and has spawned a fantastic legacy. For years, both Looney Tunes and NBA fans have been clamouring for a sequel. Lo and behold, their dreams came true, with NBA superstar LeBron James joining the long-awaited sequel. While details on the live-action/animated hybrid film have been slim, the Los Angeles Lakers player took to social media to reveal the film’s official title.
Taking to his social media channels, LeBron James finally revealed the film’s official title, as well as its logo, which is a perfect throwback to classic ’90s film.
The film has been aptly titled Space Jam: A New Legacy, a clever nod towards how LeBron James is taking over the lead starring role in the Space Jam franchise after Micheal Jordan. The logo is also a sweet throwback to the original Space Jam logo’s circular and cosmic-inspired aesthetic. In the caption, which is riddled with emojis, you can see a nod towards Bugs Bunny and his snack of choice: the carrot. The film is only a year out but we’re unsure if filming on the Warner Bros. project has been completed. The project was still filming as of March, but it’s uncertain if filming halted due to the coronavirus or if it’s done.
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Released in 1996, the original film 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.
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee from a script written by Ryan Coogler and Sev Ohanian, Space Jam 2 stars LeBron James, Sonequa Martin-Green as Savannah James, Ceyair J. Wright as LeBron “Bronny” James Jr, and Don Cheadle. 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 scheduled to be released in theaters on July 16, 2021.
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