Through a shared post on his official Twitter account, LeBron James confirmed that he is working on filming the long-awaited Space Jam 2, the sequel to the 1996 cult movie starring Michael Jordan.
The Los Angeles Lakers star wrote: ” Guys I ‘m overwhelmed. I’m actually shooting Space Jam 2! It’s so surreal and doesn’t make sense to me at all. I’m really grateful for this opportunity and blessed as well. This is pure madness “.
In the latest news on the project, there was also talk of the likely entry into the cast of Space Jam 2 also of other NBA stars such as Portland star Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis – player promised to Lebron’s Los Angeles Lakers – and precisely Klay Thompson of Golden State Warriors. As for the WNBA, the professional women’s basketball league, we will find Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwunke. Instead, among the many stars of American basketball to have refused, there also appears to be the star of the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry. Curry has in fact revealed without problems that he has refused to appear in a cameo of the film.
Space Jam 2 will be directed by Terence Nance, known for his work as a director in An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and for creating the sketch series Random Acts of Flyness for HBO; the film was written and produced by Ryan Coogler, director of Creed – Born to fight and the Black Panther global success. The film’s release date was set for July 16, 2021, in American theaters.
Man this really just hit me! I’m really shooting Space Jam 2!! This is so surreal and doesn’t even make sense to me! Where I come from man and what I saw growing up this doesn’t add up to me! 🤦🏾♂️! I’m truly grateful and beyond blessed. This is CRAZINESS. 🏀 🐰 🎥 👑🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 25, 2019