Wow, so it looks like we may actually be getting a trailer for Space Jam 2 incredibly soon — somewhere in the realm of week to days, if reports are to be believed. And yes, I’m as surprised as you are. Despite having reported on this thing several times in the past couple of years, I’ve completely forgotten all about its existence, and if you’d asked me whether or not this thing has been shot or not, I’d probably have looked you square in the eyes and insisted that the thing hasn’t made any progress.
So where are we hearing this? Well, we’re about to delve into something I know little to nothing about: Basketball. Okay, before you say anything, yes I know about basketball. I’m talking more specifically about Lebron James apparently becoming a free agent and likely heading to another team (yeah, I don’t follow the NBA these days). According to The Hype Magazine‘s Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, James will be using the publicity behind this decision to drop the trailer for the film. Probably not a bad choice.
Space Jam 2 looks to be a spiritual successor to the ’90s film Space Jam, which starred Michael Jordan in the lead role. The film saw him end up in the world of Looney Tunes, who all needed his help in order to avoid getting enslaved by a greedy amusement park owner. Their method of defense? Basketball, for some reason (why not, right?). For my generation, the film shaped childhoods galore, and was ripe for a sequel.
Fast & Furious director Justin Lin behind this sports-comedy sequel, so I think it’ll at least be worth a look. What do you think of Space Jam 2 potentially getting a trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!