All you 90’s Space Jam lovers rejoice — a sequel is now coming to big screens! It has been announced that “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the “Space Jam 2” team to re-create the 22-year-old movie.
Lebron James’ production company SprinHill Entertainment tweeted on Wednesday that Coogler will be producing the movie sequel to the 1996 movie that featured Michael Jordan and Warner Bros most loved animated characters. Terence Nance, who created HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness will direct the WB film.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, James and his business partner had been talking about a Space Jam sequel for the past 5 years. He finally agreed to the project once Coogler got involved. “I loved his vision,” James told The Hollywood Reporter of the acclaimed Coogler, “So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing.”
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It’s 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. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people,” James said to the Hollywood Reporter.
Filming is expected to start during the 2019 NBA off season.