The 1996 cult classic Space Jam is getting a sequel with basketball star LeBron James set to act in Space Jam 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Rumors of James starring in the sequel have been circulating for a while, but now director Justin Lin—famous for helming the Fast & Furious movies and Star Trek Beyond—has been set to co-write for and possibly produce the new project.
For those who may not remember the original Space Jam (shame on you youngsters), it starred basketball player Michael Jordan who teamed up with Bugs Bunny and his friends to play off against aliens who were threatening to take over the Earth. The aliens on steroids got their strength and talents from other famous players, but in the end lost the game. (If you haven’t seen it, do it now!).
The Cleveland Cavaliers forward has shown his comedic chops in the past when he appeared in Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, and we think he would do a great job in the sequel—it’s not like he hasn’t held a ball before. There’s been no official plot for the movie or word on the Space Jam 2 cast or a Space Jam 2 release date but there is a fan-made trailer on YouTube getting thousands of views. (Even we hoped it was real!)
The original Space Jam grossed $230.0 million worldwide and is the highest-grossing basketball movie ever, despite negative reviews pertaining to the thin plot. No pressure for James though, he has a way of drawing a crowd, and he might just surprise you and beat Jordan’s record!
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