Space Jam: A New Legacy

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Space Jam: A New Legacy
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Release date
  • July 16, 2021 (2021-07-16) (United States)
Country
  • United States
Language
  • English
Budget
  • $150.million[1]

Space Jam: A New Legacy (also known as Space Jam 2) is an upcoming 2021 American live-action/animated sports comedy movie directed by Malcolm D. Lee and a sequel to 1996's Space Jam. It features LeBron James.

Cast[change | change source]

  • LeBron James as himself, a basketball star. James also voices him in animated form.
    • Alex Huerta as young LeBron James
  • Don Cheadle as Al-G Rhythm, an evil computer algorithm.[2][3][4]
  • Sonequa Martin-Green as Kamiyah James, LeBron's wife.[5][6]
  • Cedric Joe as Dom James, LeBron's youngest son.[6]
  • Ceyair J. Wright as Darius James, LeBron's eldest son.[6][7]
  • Harper Leigh Alexander as Xosha James, LeBron's daughter.[6]

Additionally, National Basketball Association (NBA) players Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Draymond Green, and Kyle Kuzma as well as Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) player Chiney Ogwumike are set to make cameo appearances.[8]

Voice cast[change | change source]

Production[change | change source]

The movie was going to be released after the success of the first movie but was scrapped in favor of Looney Tunes: Back in Action. The project resurfaced in the 2010s.

References[change | change source]

  1. Film and Television Tax Credit Progress Report (PDF) (Report). California Film Commission. November 2019. p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 20, 2020. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  2. D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 11, 2019). "Don Cheadle Jumps Into Warner Bros.' 'Space Jam 2'". Deadline. Archived from the original on September 8, 2020. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  3. El-Mahmoud, Sarah (March 27, 2020). "Looks Like Don Cheadle's Space Jam 2 Role Has Been Revealed". CinemaBlend. Archived from the original on July 26, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  4. "Don Cheadle: Learn to Code with Space Jam: A New Legacy". YouTube. December 14, 2020. Archived from the original on January 12, 2021. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  5. "Sonequa Martin-Green joins LeBron James in Space Jam 2". ComingSoon.net. March 27, 2019. Archived from the original on June 30, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Lawrence, Derek (March 4, 2021). "Dream Team: LeBron James joins the Tune Squad in Space Jam: A New Legacy first look". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on March 4, 2021. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  7. "Loyola's Ceyair Wright is playing LeBron James' son in 'Space Jam 2'". Los Angeles Times. August 13, 2019. Archived from the original on August 22, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  8. Conway, Tyler. "Report: Space Jam 2 Will Star Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, More". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on August 22, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  9. Anderson, Jenna (October 1, 2020). "Jeff Bergman Talks Our Cartoon President, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and More". Comicbook. Archived from the original on January 22, 2021. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Space Jam: A New Legacy - Trailer 1". YouTube.com. Warner Bros. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 Fuentes, Tamara (April 5, 2021). "Zendaya is Voicing Lola Bunny in "Space Jam: A New Legacy" in Surprising New Twist". Seventeen. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  12. "Voice actor Eric Bauza carries on the Looney Tunes legacy as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and more". The Morning Show. June 30, 2020. Archived from the original on July 10, 2020. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  13. Lawrence, Derek (April 3, 2021). "Zendaya to voice Lola Bunny in Space Jam: A New Legacy". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 3, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  14. Bergen, Bob. "Ooh, wook what I taw". Twitter. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  15. Cummings, Jim. "Game on! And as Taz would say "@&*#&%!"". Twitter. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  16. Iglesias, Gabriel. "Gabriel Iglesias PLAYS "Speedy Gonzales" in the new Space Jam W/ @kingjames". Instagram. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  17. Thompson, Simon (7 December 2020). "Comedian And Entrepreneur Gabriel Iglesias Talks 'Mr. Iglesias' And His 2020 Plan B". Forbes. Archived from the original on January 31, 2021. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
  18. "Candi Milo on Instagram: "#spacejamanewlegacy @bauzilla @collettesunderman @bergen.bob #gameon #grannygotgametho"". Instagram. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
Notes
  1. Terence Nance, the original director of the film, left during production because of creative differences, with Malcolm D. Lee taking his place.
  2. Hans Zimmer was initially set to be the composer for the film's score, but due to unknown reasons, Kris Bowers was brought in as a replacement.
  3. Bradford Young was initially the cinematographer, but exited the project during production. Salvatore Totino was brought in as a replacement.