Ryan Coogler Announced As Producer Of 'Space Jam' Sequel
The wheels are finally in motion for Bugs Bunny and crew. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Space Jam 2 has recruited its director and producer to helm the sequel, looking to Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) to take on the roles, respectively.
Also starring NBA star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Laker shared his elation behind the decision to recruit Coogler. "I loved his vision. So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it's amazing," he said to THR. This will be the next high profile film that Coogler is attached to since directing Marvel's Black Panther.
In February 2018, the California native made history with the box-office breaking cinematic feature. The reel starred Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Dania Gurira, and Michael B. Jordan, and is a hot contender once awards season picks up in 2019. Given Black Panther's success, James applauded the movie for putting representation on the forefront.
“Right now in society we’re talking Black Lives Matter and equality…and we see a community in Wakanda who was basically shielding themselves away from everybody because they felt with what they had was the best to protect themselves,” he said “Then towards the end they said, in order for us to survive as people we need to be one."
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