The long-awaited sequel to the 1996 “Space Jam,” “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” comes out July 16, 2021. The original film starred basketball star Michael Jordan, and in “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” NBA All-Star LeBron James will be featured. This should be another great classic of Warner Brothers All-Star worlds colliding.
One thing different about “Space Jam: A New Legacy” is that it does not have just one NBA player throughout the movie, but highlights several others. WNBA Chiney Ogwumike from the Los Angeles Sparks, Portland Trail Blazer All-Star Damian Lillard Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, WNBA All-Star Diana Taurasi, Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns and Anthony Davis as well as Kyle Kuzma from the Los Angeles Lakers are in the movie.
The premise is that LeBron’s son, Dom, wants to become a popular video game developer, but the father-son duo ends up getting trapped in virtual space by an A.I. named Al-G Rhythm. The only way to make it home safe and sound is to team up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Lola Bunny and the whole “Looney Tunes” crew in a basketball game to defeat A.I. and the Goons Squad. They are back at it again, Looney Tunes vs. Goon Squad in the biggest game of their life to return LeBron and his son to reality.
I can already tell the movie will be a great hit. The anticipation for another “Space Jam “gives this movie a lot of hype. It also adds a lot of pressure to this movie knowing how well the first movie did with critiques. This is what society needed, though; “Looney Tunes” is an all-time classic for many generations growing up. Having them back on the big screen is great. With LeBron James being so pronounced today in the NBA adds a lot to the movie as well, catering to his numerous acting roles over the years. So get your popcorn ready for July 16 because the world is in for a great show. Let’s go Looney Tunes!