LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment teases ‘Space Jam 2’
LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment is teasing the long-awaited sequel to “Space Jam.” SpringHill Entertainment posted an image of four empty lockers on Twitter. The lockers belonged to Bugs Bunny, LeBron James, Terence Nance, and Ryan Coogler.
— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) September 19, 2018
According to Marisa Guthrie of The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Coogler — director of “Black Panther” — and Terence West — creator of HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” — are signed on to work on the project.
James told Guthrie:
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”
James is clearly excited about the film and believes Coogler can capture the “Black Panther” magic with “Space Jam 2.”
The filming is set to take place during the summer of 2019. It will mark the first time James takes on the lead role in a feature film. James has followed in Michael Jordan’s footsteps on the basketball court and now he will do the same on the big screen.
It has been nearly 22 years since the original “Space Jam” was released. Fans of the film have been clamoring for a sequel for years, and they are finally getting their wish with this star-studded group.