Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new Space Jam: A New Legacy clip from their forthcoming sequel to 1996’s iconic sports comedy pic, starring NBA superstar LeBron James. The film is slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16. Its current theatrical release will see Space Jam 2 going up against a number of competitors including Sony Pictures’ Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, NEON’s Nicolas Cage-led movie Pig and a new take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet story titled Die in a Gunfight.
The video, which you can check out below, begins with Granny and Speedy Gonzales as they recreate some of the iconic scenes from The Matrix. It also features James and Bugs Bunny in their Matrix-inspired outfits as they bust through the windows to meet with Granny and Speedy. Interestingly, the long-awaited fourth installment to hit sci-fi franchise is also set to make its debut later this year.
Joining James are Sonequa Martin-Green, Don Cheadle, and Zendaya along with Jim Cummings, Bob Bergen, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Bergman, and Xosha Roquemore. It also features NBA and WNBA stars, Portland Trailblazers’ Damian Lillard, New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul, Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi, and Los Angeles Sparks’ siblings Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike.
Welcome to the Jam! Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event Space Jam: A New Legacy, from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids.
When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny, and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is directed by Malcolm D. Lee from a screenplay written by Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, and Terence Nance. In addition to starring, James produces the film alongside Black Panther writer/director Ryan Coogler, Maverick Carter, and Duncan Henderson. Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Nance, and Ivan Reitman all executive produce.
Space Jam: A New Legacy Clip Takes Lebron James to The Matrix