Space Jam: A New Legacy
|Space Jam: A New Legacy|
|Directed by||Malcolm D. Lee[a]|
|Edited by||Bob Ducsay|
|Music by||Kris Bowers[d]|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Box office||$151.8 million|
Space Jam: A New Legacy (also known as Space Jam 2) is a 2021 American live-action/animated sports comedy movie directed by Malcolm D. Lee and a stand-alone sequel to Space Jam (1996). The film features basketball star LeBron James and the Looney Tunes.
Cast[change | change source]
- LeBron James as Himself, a basketball star. James also voices his animated form.
- Stephen Kankole as young LeBron James (13 years)
- Don Cheadle as Al-G Rhythm, an evil computer algorithm.
- Khris Davis as Mailk, LeBron's childhood friend.
- Sonequa Martin-Green as Kamiyah James, LeBron's wife.
- Cedric Joe as Dom James, LeBron's youngest son.
- Ceyair J. Wright as Darius James, LeBron's eldest son.
- Harper Leigh Alexander as Xosha James, LeBron's daughter.
Additionally, Ernie Johnson Jr. and Lil Rel Howery appear as the game commentators. NBA players Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Draymond Green, and Kyle Kuzma as well as well WNBA player Chiney Ogwumike and actor Michael B. Jordan are set to make cameo appearances.
Voice cast[change | change source]
- Jeff Bergman as Bugs Bunny / Sylvester the Cat / Yosemite Sam 
- Eric Bauza as Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Foghorn Leghorn / Elmer Fudd / Marvin the Martian
- Zendaya as Lola Bunny
- Bob Bergen as Tweety
- Fred Tatasciore as Tasmanian Devil (most scenes)
- Jim Cummings as Tasmanian Devil (some scenes)
- Gabriel Iglesias as Speedy Gonzales
- Candi Milo as Granny
- Paul Julian (archive recordings) as the Road Runner
- Klay Thompson as WetFire
- Anthony Davis as The Brow
- Damian Lillard as Chronos
- Diana Taurasi as White Mamba
- Nneka Ogwumike as Arachnneka
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.
Notes[change | change source]
- Terence Nance, the original director of the film, left during production because of creative differences, with Malcolm D. Lee taking his place.
- Nance is credited both as part of a writing team with Taylor, Rettenmaier, and Coogler and as a solo story writer.
- Bradford Young was the initial cinematographer, but left during production and was replaced by Totino.
- Hans Zimmer was originally attached to compose the score before being replaced by Bowers.
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