LeBron James, Ryan Coogler to team up for 'Space Jam' sequel

Annette Crawford
September 19, 2018

Space Jam 2 is finally happening, and LeBron James is indeed taking Michael Jordan's place in the role of National Basketball Association player saving the cartoon world.

Black Panther co-writer/director Ryan Coogler has signed on to produce Warner Bros.'s Space Jam sequel, joining basketball player/actor LeBron James and the fictional Bugs Bunny.

SpringHill Entertainment, which was founded by James and Maverick Carter, officially announced a sequel to "Space Jam" will be happening and featuring the Lakers' star player. Considering Michael Jordan was accompanied by several other National Basketball Association players in the original "Space Jam", it stands to reason the same will hold true for James. Do your dance. Because it's Space Jam.

The news was announced on the Twitter and Instagram accounts belonging to James' SpringHill Entertainment.

Coogler's attachment comes in the wake of the blockbuster success of "Black Panther", which grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide. As speculation of James starring in a new "Space Jam" movie began to grow, Muggsy Bogues said the honor should instead go to Kobe Bryant.

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Getting Coogler, whose films also include Creed and Fruitvale Station, is a coup.

"I loved his vision [for Black Panther]", James told the Reporter. "And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people".

Heading into the 16th year of his professional basketball career, James has continued to perform at a high level and achieve many accolades, most recently bringing a championship to Cleveland as a part of the Cavaliers roster in 2016. "For Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it's unbelievable", the soon-to-be Los Angeles Laker said.

Whether or not original Space Jam star Michael Jordan will return in some capacity remains to be seen.

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