Michael Jordan fans have been waiting for so long to have a sequel of the 1996’s hit film Space Jam. Fortunately, the long wait is finally over as SpringHill Entertainment announces that a Space Jam sequel is finally happening after 20 years.
Box office-hit Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is set to produce the highly-anticipated follow-up film along with HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness creator, Terence Nance who will direct the sequel. Another big name joins the production as Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James will portray the new Michael Jordan.
LeBron James, Ryan Coogler, and Terence Nance to make Space Jam Sequel
The collaboration of LeBron, Coogler, and Nance has made fans extremely excited as kids and future generation will have more black superheroes to look up to and be proud of.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, LeBron mentioned that he loved the Coogler’s vision especially in his film Black Panther. While also noting that growing up as a kid in Akron, Ohio, there were no black superheroes, “So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing.”
LeBron also mentioned that Space Jam is more than just a film because it can empower children to reach for their dreams.
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” said James, “It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.” he added.
Details of the movie sequel are yet to be finalized and announced soon.