For any kid that was born in the 90s, Space Jam 2 is a pretty huge deal.
The original film was simply a masterpiece, and I won’t have anyone tell me otherwise. There’s been a lot of mystery surrounding its sequel though, that is up until now.
We knew Lebron James would take over Michael Jordan as the lead role, however details on any kind of plot had been thin. We could have our first real glimpse at what to expect though, if this synopsis, shared by writer Ben Mekler is anything to go by.
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 accidently 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),” the rumoured synopsis reads.
“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.”
The film has been given a tentative 16 July, 2021 release date, but as is the case with most things right now, that could quite easily change.
Featured image credit: Warner Animation Group