LeBron to do ‘Space Jam 2’ but doesn’t want to rush it
Live-action animated film “Space Jam” has become such pop-culture phenomenon over the years that fans still clamor for a sequel.
After several reports that the NBA’s premier superstar LeBron James would headline the much-anticipated second film, The King himself detailed the current status of the 1996 cult classic.
As seen in a 37-second clip posted by the Business Insider on Facebook, the recently crowned NBA champion stressed that should a sequel materialize, he wants to make sure it does the original film justice.
“Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes–they did an unbelievable thing not only for my childhood, but for so many kids and so many people that followed the franchise,” he said. “So, obviously, we want to make sure that it’s right.”
Aside from giving credit to the original lead and best basketball player of all-time, Michael Jordan, James said the studio behind its production is actually taking its time to make sure all the right pieces fall into place.
“We don’t want to rush it. We don’t want to do something that’s not authentic to the ‘Space Jam’ brand. So, hopefully, we can get it right. But right now, where it stands, the ‘Space Jam’ franchise is in a great place,” the four-time NBA MVP said.
Other NBA players are reportedly targeted for smaller roles in the film, including L.A. Clippers’ high-flying forward Blake Griffin, Boston Celtics’ diminutive guard Isiah Thomas and the rookie sensation of the New York Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis. Khristian Ibarrola