LeBron James confirmed for Space Jam 2
Last year’s rumours have been confirmed, meaning we can now officially celebrate. According to Den of Geek, ’90s smash hit Space Jam has been booked for a sequel, with basketball megastar LeBron James taking on the leading role, and Justin Lin (Fast and Furious, Star Trek Beyond) set for the director’s seat.
If all goes according to plan, the sequel will hit theatres over twenty years after the original film charmed a generation of kids and their parents. The 1996 sports adventure starred NBA superstar Michael Jordan playing himself, as he helped the Looney Tunes to take on a bunch of evil aliens in a basketball game to determine their fate.
The movie grossed US$230.4 million at the box office, and probably made a whole lot more than that in royalties for R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”.
Judging by LeBron’s scene-stealing performance in last year’s Trainwreck, he’ll do a fine job of filling Michael’s Air Jordans when the new movie finally hits our screens.