It looks like we’ve got a real jam going down, and it will all happen in a few short years. According to Springhill Entertainment’s Twitter page, the official release date for Space Jam 2 will be on July 16, 2021.
The follow-up to the 1996 Looney Tunes-heavy film starring Michael Jordan will star LeBron James this time around. Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler will produce it, and Terence Nance is directing, which were revealed in summer 2018 with a pretty cute promotional photo.
Filming will reportedly begin this summer, and we’re certain we’ll find out more high-profile cast members within the next year. James’ production partner discussed the possibility of Michael Jordan appearing in the second film, but only time will tell.
“Michael Jordan is Michael F**kin’ Jordan,” said Maverick Carter. “It doesn’t matter [if James] calls him, he’s gonna do whatever the hell he wants, which he has earned that right to do.”
The first film features basketball stars Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Larry Bird and more, and features a pretty memorable cameo by Bill Murray. Danny DeVito voices Swackhammer, the owner of outer space theme park Moron Mountain. He and his tiny group of aliens steal the talent of NBA players to win a basketball game against the Looney Tunes, which could determine the cartoons’ fate.
— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) February 22, 2019