LeBron James Stars In New ‘Space Jam’ Movie And People Are Torn

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LeBron James stars as a dad attempting to attach together with his son in Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer

Fans of the unique 1996 movie Space Jam starring Michael Jordan could be excited for some information — a brand new film within the franchise is on the way in which and it stars NBA legend LeBron James.

“You never let me do what I wanna do, dad. You never let me just do me,” James’s son (Cedric Joe) says to his dad firstly of the trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy. James needed his progeny to go to basketball camp, however he’s far more into computer systems. Cue a battle of galactic will and a basketball recreation to save lots of his son after being sucked into the ‘server-verse’ and also you’ve received a weird-ass trailer for a much-anticipated sequel in your palms.

James faces off towards digital Don Cheadle the place the Warner Bros. archives are held and he will get some assist from a gaggle of well-known actors: Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam, Tweety, and Lola Bunny. But wait, there’s extra. The movie additionally options Hanna Barbara characters, King Kong, and the Iron Giant. It’s a full on nostalgia-blitz.

“Tunes vs. Goons. Watch LeBron James and Bugs Bunny in the new trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy,” the corporate mentioned in a tweet introducing the movie, nonetheless, it appears persons are divided in regards to the new model of an outdated basic, particularly with regards to Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James.

But lots of people are additionally like, Oh what’s that? LeBron performs area basketball with a bunch of animated weirdos? Sounds good.

The movie’s official website explains the brand new Space Jam is a “manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids.”

“When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before,” the official synopsis reads.

If this one is pretty much as good as the unique, we may have one other icon on our palms. Warner Bros. authentic Space Jam was a $230 million hit and a billion-dollar merchandise empire. The soundtrack went six instances platinum and Jordan turned a beloved actor along with being a basketball legend.

For his half, James is able to tackle the problem. “In my younger days, part of my thinking was ‘Space Jam was so good, how can I top this?’” James informed EW. “There’s always going to be conversations about LeBron trying to do everything Michael [did]. But I’ve gotten older, and you know who you are. You know what you stand for.”

The wild and peculiar Space Jam: A New Legacy hits theaters and drops on HBO Max concurrently on July 16, 2021.

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