It seems that despite Lebron James and Warner Bros being interested in the idea of doing a ‘Space Jam‘ sequel with the basketball superstar, things are not moving in that direction just yet.
The rumor mill began last summer when James surprised many with his comedic talent in his supporting role in ‘Trainwreck,’ which of course got people thinking of other films where they could use the star, and of course ‘Space Jam’ came up. The 90s movie about Michael Jordan teaming up with the Looney Tunes to defeat the MonStars in a basketball game is a childhood favorite of many 90s kids (including yours truly), and is ripe with sequel opportunities starring the closest equivalent to Michael Jordan that we have today, which arguably is LeBron James. And heads definitely turned when LeBron and his production company, Springhill Entertainment, made a deal with Warner Bros recently, as everyone knows that Warner Bros is the gatekeeper to the Looney Tunes crew. However, according to the President of SpringHill, Jamal Henderson, though ‘Space Jam 2’ is definitely something they want to see happen, it is just not something that is going to happen right away:
“It’d be crazy not to say that it’s something on the radar, it’s super on the radar, but it’s not something we have any news on. There’s no sort of start on it.”
Which makes a certain amount of sense. James does not necessarily need to rush into anything, and they could be waiting for the right moment to start production, or waiting on the right script to come along that would make Warner Bros and James look good doing a ‘Space Jam’ movie. And of course, there is also the worry that not everyone is waiting on the edge of their seats for a sequel to the original, especially those who are not fans of Lebron James, and might not feel he is a worthy successor to Michael Jordan’s movie franchise. We’ll just have to wait and see how it all plays out.
Source: Cinema Blend