Space Jam Sequel Starring LeBron James In The Pipeline
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Space Jam Sequel Starring LeBron James In The Pipeline

Everybody’s favourite 1990s live action-slash-animated children’s comedy film is making a return.

The first film came out 22 years ago but still lives dearly in people’s hearts, not least for the epic basketball scenes and laugh-out-loud moments.

We still have fond memories of Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Bill Murray, Wil E Coyotee, Foghorn Leghorn, Lola Bunny and Porky Pig sharing the big screen together, in one of the best sports movies in living memory.

But now a new basketball star will take centre-stage: Cleveland Cavaliers player Lebron James.

The 33-year-old will take the place of Jordan as the main protagonist, in Space Jam 2.

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According to a report by Basketball Society Online, James’ current contract with the Cavaliers has held up the making of the sequel.

James is hoping to be granted contractual freedom, meaning he’ll own his own image rights. This will see him signing a contract with Instagram TV, a platform similar to YouTube that’s set for release.

He’ll be using Instagram to promote Space Jam 2 – give any information about its release date, etc – and also to reveal his next club.

It’s a good thing, too. Online users are itching for more information about the upcoming film.

News about the release of Space Jam 2 was first announced via Warner Brothers in 2016 but things had gone quiet since then.

This recent news is sure to set minds at ease – for now.

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

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