After years of rumors, Space Jam 2 is officially happening, with LeBron James taking on his first major film role since Trainwreck in 2015. According to an Instagram post from LeBron’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, Bugs Bunny will be returning to the sequel with Terence Nance, the creator of the HBO show Random Acts of Flyness, directing and both Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and Fast Five director Justin Lin producing. It’s thought that one of the main stalling points for the movie in the past was LeBron’s contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but has opted out of his contract at the end of last season, LeBron signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
While in the past many have been against a Space Jam sequel, the response to this iteration, with the team of entertainers they’ve built, has been a slam dunk for the filmmakers.
The director of Black Panther is going to be producing Space Jam 2 this is the timeline we are living in holy hell pic.twitter.com/m2izUGVizE
— Mica Burton (@MicaBurton) September 19, 2018
There are still some unanswered questions about Space Jam 2, like if Michael Jordan will have a cameo, but production is set to start in 2019.
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