LeBron James and ‘Black Panther’ Director Teaming Up for ‘Space Jam 2’

The sequel 22 years in the making

At last, a sequel to the 1996 Michael Jordan-Looney Tunes mashup, Space Jam, is coming. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that LeBron James and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler have united to help bring Space Jam 2 to life.

Coogler will produce the film, with Terence Nance tabbed to direct. The film will star James, obviously, and Bugs Bunny. Spring Hill Entertainment effectively double confirmed the news, tweeting out a playful photo highlighting key cast and crew members.

β€œThe Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” James told The Hollywood Reporter. β€œIt’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.”

The film is tentatively scheduled for a 2019 release.

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