LeBron James and Don Cheadle explain Space Jam 2 in less than 24 seconds. Basketball legend Michael Jordan crossed over to movie stardom – with help from the Looney Tunes – in 1996’s original Space Jam. Now James will follow in Jordan’s very large sneaker-steps by heading up the sequel, officially entitled Space Jam: A New Legacy.
It turns out the “New Legacy” in the Space Jam sequel title is not just a reference to James taking over the much-loved movie franchise from Jordan, but also connects to the sequel’s plot involving James having to rescue his tech-obsessed son Dom (newcomer Cedric Joe) from an evil AI (played by Cheadle). As was recently revealed, James’ quest sees him being sucked into a “server-verse” made up of famous Warner Bros. properties with which James somehow interacts. Not all the titles included in this tour of the Warners server-verse have been confirmed, but it was teased that Looney Tunes character Lola Bunny (who gets a slightly controversial makeover in the new movie) is discovered living with the Amazons from Wonder Woman.
For EW’s coverage, the outlet shared a stunning magazine cover featuring Lebron James and the Looney Tunes. In addition to the brightly-colored cover, we also have our first official images from the film.
What are your thoughts? Are you excited for this new rendition? After seeing the photos, I am invested. However, I am interested in seeing a little more. I want to see when the trailer drops. I’m not having high hopes yet. So far from what I see from the stills it’s going to be good or at least decent for what it will be.