Move over Michael Jordan, LeBron James will now team up with Bugs Bunny for “Space Jam 2.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, King James has officially signed on for the project and has recruited two stars to join him. The first is Ryan Coogler, who directed the epic “Black Panther” and he is pegged to be the producer for the new movie. The second is Terence Nance, who has seen success in HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness.” Nance will be the director of the film.
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the 'Looney Tunes' getting together and doing this movie,” King James told The Hollywood Reporter. "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.”
Released in 1996, “Space Jam” became one of that year’s biggest hits, thanks mostly to the team up of Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes. Since the first “Space Jam, ”there have been rumors that a sequel was to be released, and now that it’s finally a reality, many are waiting patiently to see who James and Bugs will try to defeat this time around.
While waiting for “Space Jam 2,” check out this iconic scene from the original film above.