It’s been an interestingly long wait for Space Jam 2, which is now titled Space Jam: A New Legacy. The film will see a return from the universe depicted in the rather cult classic live action/animated hybrid Space Jam. The original film focused on NBA star Michael Jordan while the Looney Tunes recruit him for an important game of basketball against a team of aliens. The new film, Space Jam: A New Legacy, will be replacing Michael Jordan’s role with fellow NBA star LeBron James. Now the first official teaser for Space Jam: A New Legacy featuring LeBron James has been revealed down below.
As you can see in the short clip, we finally get to see LeBron James in his new basketball jersey. The shirt sports the name “Tune Squad”, with a different design compared to the way it was written out in the original 1996 film.
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It’s a really interesting hint at what’s to come, especially when you consider how relatively little we know about Space Jam: A New Legacy. Nevertheless, LeBron James is taking his role rather seriously – as evident by his stature and facial expressions in the footage. Whoever the Looney Tunes are going up against this time better watch out.
Of course, while we don’t know too much – there have still been some rather interesting rumors. In fact, there’s been alleged footage leaked which showed off characters like Joker, Pennywise, and The Mask. If that’s to be believed, then this new film will certainly be even wackier than its predecessor.
Malcom D. Lee directed Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Aside from LeBron James, the new film’s cast will also include Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Diana Taurasi, Chiney Ogwumike, and Nneka Ogwumike. Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green are also set to appear.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is set to hit theaters on July 16, 2021.