90s kids, rejoice! The long-awaited Space Jam sequel with LeBron James has finally been confirmed.
The director and producer have also been confirmed, as well as a tentative date to start production. Check out all below we know about the project so far.
The original Space Jam hit the big screen in 1996, starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes characters. Rumors about a sequel have been around at least since 2015, when James took to Twitter to confirm the possibility of a second film.
When asked about it, James replied, “Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.”
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 28, 2015
The wait was long, but worth it, since the movie is actually happening. According to The Hollywood Reporter untitled Space Jam sequel will be produced by Ryan Coogler, who directed Black Panther. Terrance Nance will direct it.
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” James tells THR. “It’s so much bigger. 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.”
Plans are for production to start in 2019, during the NBA off-season.
According to Bustle, James’ SpringHill Entertainment will be working on the movie. The production company already released a behind the scenes look at the Space Jam locker room, and we might have cried a little.
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— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) September 19, 2018
Plus, Bleacher Report released a clip of James’ press conference with the Looney Tunes, and he’s already wearing the squad uniform. Honestly, we’re so ready for this sequel.
The Space Jam sequel with @KingJames has been announced!
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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 19, 2018