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Welcome to the best day of your life because Space Jam is finally getting the sequel it deserves! On Wednesday, MVP and future Lakers player LeBron James announced he’s going to produce and star in the new Space Jam 2 and it’ll be about so much more than basketball players teaming up with the Looney Tunes Tune Squad.
In a The Hollywood Reporter interview, James, who was once told to “shut up and dribble” when he tried to discuss social and political issues, said the movie is “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.”
The movie will be produced by the man who directed Black Panther, Ryan Coogler, and James said Coogler will play an important role in getting this message across.
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The original film starred NBA players like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and Patrick Ewing, and while James didn’t say who will be in the movie, one can only hope Tristan Thompson, Steph Curry, Candace Parker, and Lisa Leslie make an appearance. Jordan previously said he wants Blake Griffin to be in the movie, but we shall see.
The movie is set to come out in 2019 during NBA season, which gives everyone just enough time to remember all the words to the Space Jam theme song.
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