SpringHill Entertainment, a company founded by James and business partner Maverick Carter, announced on Twitter by posting a teaser picture of the upcoming Space Jam 2 film. In the post, the all-star crew is revealed. The producer is Ryan Coogler who recently directed Black Panther, and Terence Nance is listed as director.
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” James told Hollywood Reporter. “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 [Coogler] did that for a lot of people.
The original Space Jam film starring Michael Jordan made its debut in 1996, and has cemented its status as a classic movie ever since. Through countless accolades, references, and re-runs, Space Jam continued to stay in the hearts of basketball lovers as everyone awaited for a sequel to come out one day. Although it’s been over two decades since the original film, LeBron James confirmed that it’s better late than never to continue a legacy.
— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) September 19, 2018