It’s finally happening! Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James is in the works.
The NBA basketball player teased the film on his Instagram by posting the artwork, which shows a locker room listing “B. Bunny” and “L. James” as point guard and small forward. T. Nance, referring to Terence Nance, and R. Coogler — a.k.a. Ryan Coogler as director and producer. Are you ready for this?
According to The Hollywood Reporter , the movie will begin filming during the NBA’s off-season in 2019. James told the outlet that he “loved” Coogler’s vision for Black Panther, making him an obvious choice to collaborate with. “So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing,” he noted.
The 33-year-old Los Angeles Laker went on to emphasize the movie’s potential impact on its audience.
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It’s so much bigger,” he explained. “I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”