After 18 years Space Jam is actually going to get a sequel. This time around it will star NBA superstar LaBron James. Space Jam was released in 1996 and it starred Michael Jordan and a few other NBA players such as Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Danny Ainge, Tyron “Muggsy” Bogues, Vlade Divac, Cedric Ceballos, Larry Johnson, Shawn Bradley and Paul West acting along side Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang.
The first Space Jam movie made over $230 million, and I'm surprised they didn't make a sequel sooner. Space Jam was kind of a terrible film, but I can't deny that it was a ton of fun to watch. Like several others, I was a huge fan of basketball and the Looney Tunes growing up so of course it was exciting to see these two worlds collide.
The movie is being developed by Charlie Ebersol, and his brother Willie Ebersol who is writing the script. This will be the first script that he's written, so maybe we shouldn't expect much from him. But the script for the first film wasn't all that great either.
Regardless of the script the movie is sure to be a big success for Warner Bros. The sport of basketball is bigger than ever, and there's still a huge fan base for those classic lovable cartoon characters.