It’s been a rumour that seems to have circulated the web for months and month, leading many to question it’s authenticity – but yesterday a Space Jam sequel starring NBA star LeBron James was finally confirmed as in the works.
Over the last decade, the once mighty Looney Tunes have seen themselves fade into the distance somewhat, at least as far as Hollywood is concerned – but now they’re about to be thrust back into the limelight with a sequel to one of the most loved kids films of all time.
NBA star LeBron James was rumored to have signed a contract with studio giant Twentieth Century Fox early last year to appear in a sequel to the 1997 comedy that starred NBA legend Michael Jordan in the title role.
It appears the studio is keen to boost the Looney Tunes franchise once again by also signing Fast & Furious visionary Justin Lin to direct – though there’s no other casting news as of yet, which begs the question whether previous alumni such as Bill Murray may be persuaded to return.
Details as to the plot of the sequel have not been released yet but it has been confirmed that all your favourite Looney Tunes have agreed to reprise their roles alongside LeBron James – not surprising considering their current employment status.
Space Jam 2 is scheduled for release next year.