Don Cheadle Joins LeBron James’ SPACE JAM 2
Don Cheadle, who we recently saw in action in Avengers: Endgame as War Machine, has joined the cast of LeBron James’ Space Jam 2. Everyone loves Don Cheadle so it’s pretty cool that he’s joining the project. He’ll make a great addition to the cast.
There are no details on who Cheadle is playing in the movie, so we’ll just have to wait and see how things play out. The actor will join the previously cast Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery) who will play LeBron's wife in the story. It’s also said that there’s a best friend character in the film named Malik, “modeled after Maverick Carter, LeBron's childhood buddy and producing partner in SpringHill.”
We also know that NBA players Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, and Klay Thompson will appear in the film along with WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike. Several more NBA and WNBA players, including Chiney Ogwumike, are expected to show up in the film as well.
When previously talking about the movie, James said:
“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.”
Space Jam 2 is being directed by Terence Nance, the creator of the HBO show Random Acts of Flyness. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is also helping develop the movie as a producer along with James.
Space Jam 2 is slated to debut on July 16, 2021. What do you think about Don Cheadle joining Space Jam 2? Do you think this movie is going to be a hit or a dud?