Lola Bunny better get her crossover ready.
Out of nowhere on Thursday, LeBron James revealed the next-gen title and logo for the long-awaited Space Jam sequel, titled Space Jam: A New Legacy. 👀
Teasing these new details on Instagram while wearing a fresh Space Jam: A New Legacy hat, the Los Angeles Lakers star captioned one looping video with “2021. 🐰🥕 🎥 🍿👑,” also confirming the previously reported release date of July 16, 2021.
Around the same time, a verified Twitter account, @spacejammovie, was launched, cementing the reason behind King James’ mischievous grin.
It’s been over five years since Warner Bros. announced James would star in a Space Jam follow-up, placing him in the company of Michael Jordan.
MF, of course, led the original 1996 live-action classic that brought signature Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, and others to the big screen.
Several NBA players, including Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Muggsy Bogues, Shawn Bradley, and Larry Johnson, also filled important guest roles.
Space Jam was a massive success upon release, debuting at No. 1 in the North American box office and grossing over $230 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing basketball film of all time.
While several details have been kept on the low about the highly anticipated sequel, Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther, is producing the movie, which he also co-wrote with Sev Ohanian.
Girls Trip and Night School director Malcolm D. Lee is directing the flick after prior director Terence Nance was dropped.
Flanking James and Bugs Bunny, the supporting cast reportedly includes NBA stars Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, and Klay Thompson, as well as some WNBA players. Don Cheadle has also been recruited.
According to CinemaBlend, shooting for the movie was completed in September, but animators are hard at work placing their finishing touches. The exact Looney Tunes characters that will appear have yet to be revealed.