New details about the long-awaited ‘Space Jam’ sequel have been revealed

New details about the long-awaited ‘Space Jam’ sequel have been revealed

Words by Kate Streader

That’s (not) all, folks.

It’s been 24 years since Space Jam hit our screens, merging the worlds of Looney Tunes and the NBA for a truly iconic piece of cinema. Now, details of its long-awaited sequel have surfaced.

Despite much of Hollywood being put on hold due to coronavirus, it appears production for the upcoming Space Jam is still chugging along on schedule. Like the original, the new film will feature current NBA stars, fronted by LeBron James in place of the 1996 Space Jam star, Michael Jordan.

Details are scarce at the moment, though James has confirmed a few key details surrounding the sequel. He revealed the film’s title, Space Jam: A New Legacy, in a recent Instagram post, along with a vague hint that it is on track for release on July 16, 2021, as planned.

While the film’s plot is still being kept under wraps, NBA players Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Kyle Kuzma and WNBA stars Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwumike have all be confirmed as castmembers for Space Jam: A New Legacy. 

Can we just fast forward to 2021 already?

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2021. 🐰🥕 🎥 🍿👑

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