We got a real jam goin’ down… in 2021.
Warner Bros. on Thursday announced a July 16, 2021, release date for the long-awaited sequel Space Jam 2.
As previously reported, the follow-up to the beloved 1996 film will feature NBA superstar and Trainwreck scene-stealer LeBron James. Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler is producing the project, and Terence Nance is directing.
Filming is set to begin this summer on Space Jam 2, and while further casting has yet to be announced, EW has some ideas.
The original Space Jam was directed by Joe Pytka and starred Michael Jordan in a partially animated caper that found him teaming up with Bugs Bunny and friends to win a basketball game against talent-stealing aliens.
Shortly after Warner Bros’. announcement, James’ SpringHill Entertainment tweeted some Space Jam 2 promotional art:
Warner Bros. also moved up the release dates for an untitled Annabelle film (to June 28, 2019, from July 3, 2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong (to March 13, 2020, from May 22, 2020).
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