Space Jam 2 teaser reveals first look at new Tune Squad jersey
SpringHill Entertainment co-founder and producer Maverick Carter took to Twitter to reveal the first teaser for Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy, providing us with our first look at NBA superstar Lebron James as he wears the sequel’s newest Tune Squad jersey. Check out the video in the player below!
The film was one of the few productions which were lucky enough to wrap filming just before the pandemic hit Hollywood, causing almost all major TV and film productions to shut down in March.
Space Jam 2 will star LeBron James instead of Michael Jordan with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler onboard to produce. Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness, The Oversimplification of Her Beauty) was set to direct instead of Justin Lin (Fast & Furious franchise), who was one of the directors originally attached to the project, but after some creative differences between the studio and producers and Nance on the vision for the film, they came to an amicable split and Malcolm D. Lee has been signed on to direct.
Though the long-awaited sequel won’t feature Steph Curry, Kevin Durant or James Harden, the film has landed an impressive roster so far with the Portland Trailblazers’ Damian Lillard, New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, and Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson. Also joining the squad are Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi and Los Angeles Sparks’ siblings Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike, with Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) set to portray James’ wife and Don Cheadle (Avengers: Endgame) set to star in an undisclosed role.
In the original, Michael Jordan teamed up with Looney Tunes characters to battle a group of animated aliens on the court. Space Jam went on to gross $230 million worldwide and besides Jordan, included some of the NBA’s biggest stars like Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Patrick Ewing. Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes will now team with James on the court to battle an unknown entity.