After much anticipation, the first trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy has finally arrived. The new Warner Bros production is scheduled to be released this summer in both theaters and on HBO Max. As such, it’s nice to see the promotional campaign move up a notch. With plenty of colorful visuals and beautiful animation, it’s definitely a nice glimpse into what should be a fun film for all. So be sure to check out the newly released trailer for yourself down below.
The new movie follows the events of Space Jam, the 1996 family classic that similarly blended live-action and animation. In that film, Michael Jordan became part of an intergalactic game of basketball. He was forced into helping the Looney Tunes beat the Monstars, but this film has an entirely new villain at its center. This time, it features an evil artificial intelligence named AI-G. What’s more, we’ll be getting to see more of the contents from within the Warner Bros vaults than simply the Looney Tunes. As you can see by the trailer, Space Jam: A New Legacy most certainly sounds and looks like a fun time. While we won’t be getting Pepe Le Pew, there are still plenty of other Looney Tunes characters making an appearance.
As for the sequel’s specific plot…
“When basketball champion and global icon LeBron James and his young son Bronny – who dreams of being a video game developer – are trapped in a virtual space by a rogue algorithm named Al-G Rhythm, LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the Al-G’s digitized champions on the court.”
Malcom D. Lee directed Space Jam: A New Legacy. The film’s script was written by Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler and Terence Nance.
The film stars LeBron James, along with the likes of 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 currently scheduled to hit both theaters and HBO Max on July 16, 2021.