The Space Jam sequel is apparently slated to arrive on HBO Max in 2021.
LeBron James is starring in Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is a follow-up to the original Space Jam (1996) featuring Michael Jordan.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, James' latest appearance on the big screen will actually go to the small screen first.
Anthony D'Alessandro of Deadline reported WarnerMedia will release all of its films to HBO Max in accordance with theatrical releases. The films can be seen on HBO Max within a one-month window:
WarnerMedia didn’t have to wait until Wonder Woman 1984 debuted both on HBO Max and in theaters: The Burbank, CA based studio is putting its entire 2021 theatrical slate on HBO Max for their respective first month of release, concurrent with a global cinema release.
Following the one month HBO Max access period domestically, each film will leave the platform and continue theatrically in the U.S. and international territories, with all customary distribution windows applying to the title.
The Space Jam sequel is one of a number of films on the slate, which also includes highly-anticipated films like Dune and The Little Things.
As is the case with other businesses, the film industry has struggled during ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Select theaters have occasionally offered limited-time viewing of blockbuster movies such as Tenet. Generally speaking, however, Hollywood has suffered.
Nevertheless, audiences will still be able to see James in a starring role, so long as they have a subscription to HBO Max.
Space Jam: A New Legacy will also feature NBA stars like Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard and Klay Thompson, plus a number of the beloved Looney Tunes.