LeBron James is undoubtedly one of the NBA’s most well-known stars. The 34-year-old remains an incredibly talented and productive player despite his age. Many even argue that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is the greatest basketball player of all time.
James’s main competition for that title, however, is NBA legend Michael Jordan. Now 56, Jordan starred for the Bulls in the 80s and 90s. Over his 15-season career, he won five MVP awards and six championships.
However, as incredible as Jordan was on the court, he became truly immortal when he starred in the 1996 film Space Jam. The Warner Bros. movie featured Jordan and various other NBA stars alongside the Looney Tunes as they faced off in a game of basketball against the villainous Monstars.
This role was legendary for Jordan, and now LeBron James looks to follow in his footsteps. The Lakers forward will star in Space Jam 2 which, according to James himself, will start filming this summer.
LeBron got the kids in Charlotte excited about Space Jam 2, which starts filming this summer pic.twitter.com/qqJwCNy1b8
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) February 16, 2019
The plot and cast of Space Jam 2 are currently unknown. However, back in September 2018, SpringHill Entertainment announced in a Tweet that the film would be directed by Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness) and produced by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Creed):
— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) September 19, 2018
Many have speculated (somewhat jokingly) that in the sequel, the Golden State Warriors could somehow be involved with the Monstars. The Warriors have been seen as James’s rivals in recent years, as the team has won three of the last four titles.
Before starting Space Jam 2, however, LeBron has a tough task of carrying the Lakers to the playoffs. The Purple and Gold are currently 10th in the Western Conference and are three games back of the final playoff spot.