Warner Bros has set a July 16, 2021 date for its live-action animated sports comedy "Space Jam 2" starring LeBron James.
Terence Nance, creator of the HBO show "Random Acts of Flyness," is directing the sequel. The movie marks James' first major acting role, having played himself in the 2015 Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck."
Rumours of a "Space Jam" follow-up first emerged in 2015 when James and his company, SpringHill Entertainment, signed a deal with Warner Bros.
Michael Jordan teamed up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters in 1996's "Space Jam," which grossed $230 million worldwide. The cast included NBA stars Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Patrick Ewing, and the story took place during the time between Jordan's initial retirement from the NBA in 1993 and his comeback in 1995.
James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in July after opting out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Australian Associated Press