More info on Bron’s team off the court is being revealed.
There have been tales of told of a possible Space Jam sequel for at least as long as LeBron James had been the best player in the National Basketball Association.
What always struck me is why LeBron James would seemingly be so dead set upon walking in the footsteps of Michael Jordan from a pop cultural perspective versus his legacy on the court. He could have come up with his own, very original cartoon-based joint.
But, as has been the case throughout his career, LeBron James loves a challenge. And the challenge to create a sequel to the original Space Jame is going to be a tall task indeed.
Just yesterday the cast for the Space Jam 2 was released. We’ve known that LeBron James was down for the proverbial crown since at least 2016.
According to reports, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwumike are slated to be down for the get down.
The prior installment had the likes of Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Larry Johnson, Mugsy Bogues and Larry Bird appearing alongside His Airness Michael Jordan and your boy Bugs Bunny.
Though it’s very difficult to gauge, I’m finding it just a bit difficult trying to imagine a contemporary framework in which a cartoon and brand as old as Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes is still powerful enough to draw people into the theaters in 2019.
However, the star power of LeBron James alone, like Michael Jordan back in 1996, just may serve as a strong enough gravitational pull to get people interested. And, if it’s good, the word will get around like a summer cold at sleep-away camp.
While the original Space Jam focuses on the battle between Michael Jordan and his Toon Squad and the Monstars, there’s no word yet on the particulars of the script for the sequel.
Noticeable names popular players missing from this version are Steph Curry and his Hollywood charisma, Joel Embiid and his willingness to clown for the camera, Kevin Durant and his cartoonish wingspan, Blake Griffin and his potential for unscripted goofing around, and Giannis Antetokounmpo aka The Greek Freak, simply because he has a cool nickname.
Space Jam 2 is scheduled to drop in 2021.