Spring Hill Entertainment has announced the release date for the long-awaited ‘Space Jam 2’ which will hit the theatres on July 16, 2021. The first sequel which was released in 1996 and starred by Michael Jordan, is now moving forward with Lebron James has the leading role in the second sequel.
— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) February 22, 2019
Lebron James, the co-founder of Spring Hill Entertainment with business partner Maverick Carter, announced the news on Thursday with two and a half years left for the big release.
Two and half years away 😂
— adam schwartz (@Adam_M_Schwartz) February 22, 2019
With the rest of the cast still kept confidential, the only actor listed on IMDB for the movie aside from James is Eric Bauza, who voices Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
The production of the film was confirmed in September and Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler will be among the producers with Terence Nance, who created HBO’s Random Acts of Flynes, directing. In addition to starring the film, James is an executive producer on the film as well. This will be James’ first starring role after a successful turn as a supporting character in the 2015 Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck.
The movie was first introduced in 2016 when Justin Lin was hired to direct, but the development of the movie went cold after that. Space Jam 2 began to show progress late last year when Warner Bros. hired Terence Nance to be the new director and has moved forward since, giving Warner Bros. enough confidence to give it a release date.
The original ‘Space Jam’ grossed $90.4 million in the U.S. and over $230 million worldwide.
I can't wait for this to win the Best Popular film oscar
— JAIL. (@mystori_machine) September 20, 2018
Maybe Jordan will make a cameo like Larry and Bill….that would be awesome
— Dan Raymond (@dbraymond416) February 22, 2019
You are honestly the first person I have ever heard not like Space Jam
— Pickle (@DillonL12) February 22, 2019