It’s been almost 24 years ago since the release of Space Jam. The film starred NBA legend, Michael Jordan as he teamed up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes. They faced the threat of enslavement in an alien amusement part unless they defeated them in a game of basketball. The Tune Squad vs. The Monstars. We will soon have a sequel titled, Space Jam: A New Legacy, starring NBA superstar, Lebron James.
This past weekend we finally got some more information about the plot of the film. Film writer Ben Mekler shared the synopsis via Twitter. You can check it out below along with his tweet. He mentioned that he received the synopsis via a test screening e-mail. Also that it is “certifiably bananas”.
The synopsis for SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY is certifiably bananas and I for one cannot wait to see it pic.twitter.com/BLmc4x5uHb
— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) October 18, 2020
“During a trip to the Warner Bros. studio, NBA Superstar LeBron James and his son accidentally get trapped within a world that contains all of Warner Bros.’ stories and characters, under the control of a malfunctioning, all-powerful force named Al G (played by Don Cheadle). With the help of Bugs Bunny, LeBron must navigate through a never-before-imagined world filled with iconic movie scenes and characters as they re-assemble the Looney Tunes to rescue his lost son. Now to get back home, Lebron and the Tunes have to unravel Al G’s mysterious plan and win an epic basketball game against digital gamified super-versions of the NBA and WNBA’s biggest stars as the entire world watches.”
This sequel has been in the works since as far back as 1997. Finally, in 2014, James signed on to star in the film. Space Jam: A New Legacy is being directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by Ryan Coogler, James, Duncan Henderson, and Maverick Carter. Joining James on-screen with the Looney Tunes are Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green. It currently has a release date of July 16th, 2021. But like every other release date, it has the potential to get moved back thanks to the current pandemic.
It looks like a crazy plot. It will be interesting to see what other properties are included in the film. DC films? Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones maybe? Or how about Harry Potter? Also, I can’t wait to see what the final line-up of stars will be taking part in the film. Talent like Jordan and James only really comes once in a generation. So after they are done with this one, it may be a while until we see another one.
What do you think of the potential plot for Space Jam: A New Legacy