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‘Space Jam 2’ Is Really Happening—and It Might Even Be Worth Seeing

Steve Porter / September 24, 2018

Space Jam 2 is really happening and, even better, it might even be worth seeing. The original film was an unprecedented and bizarre success, a surreal combination of basketball superstar Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes locked in a basketball tournament with evil animated aliens. The film capitalized on Jordan’s enduring popularity and natural charisma to create a charming, zany, and incredibly profitable movie. Released in 1996, Space Jam raked in $230 million around the world and became the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time. For years, the thought of sequel left some fans wary. How to you recapture the magic of film that had such an unorthodox recipe for success?

You assemble a careful and crazy team: LeBron James, Terence Nance, Justin Lin, and Ryan Cogler.

Yes, Bugs Bunny and LeBron James will star in Space Jam 2, directed by Terence Nance (HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness) and produced by Justin Lin (Fast Five) and Ryan Cogler (Black Panther).

LeBron James’ revealed the film’s starting lineup on Instagram through his production company, SpringHill Entertainment:

 

 

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Now we can only hope that Michael Jordan will have a cameo. Production is set to begin in 2019.