25 years after the release of the first film, Space Jam is finally getting a sequel!
The original film released in 1996, follows basket baller Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes who must play a match of the game to defeat the evil Nerdlucks.
Details on the sequel have been scarce since it was announced. We know it will be called 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' and is set for release in 2021.
Basketball legend LeBron James will be taking over from Michael Jordan in the lead role and has given fans a sneak peek at the updated team uniform.
The director of the original film has spoken critically of a potential sequel.
“I think it’s ridiculous to try and make a different movie out of it,” he said in 2016. “I can’t see it. I can’t imagine how it could be what that film was. Not that Space Jam is a great movie, but it had something that touched that period of time because of who those athletes were and it doesn’t exist anymore.”
“I’ve worked with LeBron and I’ve worked with Steph Curry, and as good a player as LeBron is and as good a player as Steph Curry is, they’re not Michael Jordan,” he went on to say “We will never see another player like him. He was a transcendent figure, much like Muhammad Ali. He was beyond his sport. These guys aren’t.”
We can't wait to see the new film when it finally hits our screens!