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Space Jam 2 is definitely happening, and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is going to lend a hand. Coogler will produce the sequel, which is set to star LeBron James and Bugs Bunny. Terence Nance will direct, with production slated to start in 2019.
THR broke the news regarding Ryan Coogler’s involvement with Space Jam 2. This is Coogler’s first official post-Black Panther gig, and the film will mark the first starring role for LeBron James. The original Space Jam, released in 1996, found Michael Jordan teaming up with the Looney Tunes to play a basketball game against some aliens. It was very stupid, but it also gained a cult following that endures to this day. The plot behind Space Jam 2 isn’t known at this time, but one can assume it will involve James teaming with Bugs Bunny and company for more basketball hijinks.
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“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” James says. “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.”
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