Y’all ready for this? The King has just arrived. Space Jam 2: A New Legacy hits the screen today, July 17.
Basketball legend LeBron James stars in a modern-day sequel of the live-action and animated sports comedy film Space Jam 2: A New Legacy, 25 years after its first initial Space Jam movie release, starring NBA legend Michael Jordan.
Following the original, the King himself teams up with Bugs Bunny and other members of the Tune Squad to help save his son Dom, (played by Cedric Joe) who has been abducted by a rogue artificial intelligence.
In the synopsis, James struggles to connect with his son as Dom himself would choose to play online games rather than the real life basketball game. When an Al G Rhythm (played by Don Cheadle) discovers Dom’s technical abilities, he sweeps the father-son duo in the ‘Server-verse’. In order for Al G Rhythm to steal James’ social media followers, he holds his son Dom his prisoner.
Al G Rhythm welcomes James into his universe, where he meets and reassembles the Looney Tunes team in order to combat the Goon Squad and save his kid.
To introduce a new generation of one of the Looney Tunes characters, Warner Bros casted Zendaya to play as Lola Bunny.
The film also included real life professional basketball players such as Anthony Davis playing the role of The Brow, Damian Lilliard as Chronos, Klay Thompson as Wet Fire, Diana Taurasi as White Mamba, and Nneka Ogwumike as Arachnneka.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Don Cheadle in Access Hollywood, he revealed that Michael Jordan will make an appearance in the said movie.
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler produced the movie alongside collaborator Sev Ohanian and is directed by Malcom D. Lee.
The film had its world debut on Monday night and was released on Friday, July 16 in HBO Max and theaters in the United States, as well as in other countries on the same day.
Watch the trailer of Space Jam 2: A New Legacy
Photos from HBOMax