“Space Jam 2” is currently on tap to hit theaters in June 2021, and because Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is also the star of the show, he wants to make sure things are done right.
That means putting the right soundtrack together.
During an appearance on the Road Trippin’ podcast with Richard Jefferson, Allie Clifton and Channing Frye, James said that part of what made the original “Space Jam” so great was the soundtrack.
The Los Angeles Lakers forward wants to emulate that with this new movie (h/t Silver Screen and Roll):
“One of the first things I said when I was in my pitch meeting to do the movie, I was like ‘listen, I love the movie and what it stood for back in the day, but the soundtrack alone… if we don’t get the right soundtrack, I don’t want to be a part of it, because that really drove the movie as well,” James said. “It was an unbelievable thing. Like listening to that Seal song? ‘I wanna fly like an eagle, to the sea,’ That was my thing right there.”
As for LeBron potentially revealing some of the soundtrack now? He says that isn’t happening:
“Noooo,” said James. “The soundtrack, once we start putting out some promos, a couple clips here, we’ll start releasing a little bit of the songs and things that go with it, but the heavy hitters, we’re going to keep until the movie, and you’ll start hearing it as the movie is going on and then at the end, when the credits come out, you’ll see the track list and things of that nature. We got some things coming.”
James is well-known for being a music aficionado, so it’s no surprise that he wants the musical backdrop for “Space Jam 2” to be as perfect as possible.