Rumors of LeBron James starring in Space Jam 2 have been lingering for quite some time, but today it became official!
The NBA star and his SpringHill Entertainment production company confirmed he is officially a part of the Toon Squad by posting the photo above via social media with the caption:
Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) will produce the Space Jam sequel and Terence Nance (“Random Acts Of Flyness“) will direct the film, which is set to begin production in the 2019 NBA off-season.
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In a statement to THR, LeBron shared how much this project means to him:
The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie.
It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.
I’m here for all of it!