The announcement came a few weeks ago that LeBron James was teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures in an exclusive partnership deal for him to be involved in producing TV, film, and original digital content for the studio.
Practically every report that included the news along with social media talk about it afterwards seemed to think that a “Space Jam” sequel starring James and the iconic Looney Tunes characters was essentially a given despite Warners never announcing such a project.
There have been rumors of a follow-up to the 1996 film starring Michael Jordan for years now, but never anything concrete – until today. Speaking with THR, James says he hopes the project does go forward: “We hope so. We’re definitely missing Bugs and Daffy and Tasmanian Devil and every last one of them, so hopefully we can do some great things.”
This would seem to indicate the film is more than just a pipe dream and may be in development at the studio after all. What isn’t clear is anything else – story details, other cast members, a director, etc. Legendary sportscaster Dick Ebersol was rumored to be producing the film last year but that story was debunked on ESPN.
It’s James’ performance in the Amy Schumer comedy “Trainwreck” last month though that’s got people talking and seems to have pushed the film forward. No word if this would be a direct sequel or a reboot either at this point.