LeBron James and his production company have announced that “Space Jam” the sequel is finally happening!
For all the kids who were ready to retire their Tune Squads jerseys, you may want to reconsider… word on the street is that we’re finally getting the sequel that we’ve all been waiting for! A teaser image appeared on Instagram back in September featuring the names of the director and producer as well as Bugs Bunny and Lebron James on plaques above basketball lockers. [Featured photo: @dai.tamura]
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The original film was released in 1996, starring all-star Michael Jordan alongside the classic looney toons crew. It’s been 22 years since Space Jam was released and with major changes in animation combined with a team like producer Ryan Coogler of “Black Panther” and director Terence Nance of “Random Acts of Flyness”, it’s safe to say that the expectations for the sequel are set pretty high!
When speaking with the Hollywood Reporter James mentioned that the crew behind this film is extremely important to him because when he was growing up, there were no black superheroes represented in the media.
“It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”