Last week, it was heavily speculated that Space Jam 2 is finally happening after Warner Bros. announced an exclusive deal with NBA All-Star LeBron James. While the studio confirmed that the basketball player had signed an exclusive partnership with Warner Bros. that covers projects ranging from TV, film, and original digital content, no specific project was announced. That didn't stop many from immediately jumping to the conclusion that Space Jam 2 is definitely the main project LeBron James is focused on. While we've heard nothing in the days since the deal was announced, LeBron James has jumped on his personal Twitter to tease everyone that an announcement could be coming. Answering a fan's question on whether or not it will happen, the athlete-turned-actor had this to say.
"Maybe.......Guess we'll just have to wait and see."
If he is not starring in Space Jam 2, why throw this tiny bit of bait out there? It seems very likely at this point that LeBron James will take over for Michael Jordan in carrying the Looney Tunes legacy into the future with Space Jam 2 , and there is more evidence than just the deal struck by Warner Bros. and the baseball legend. While Space Jam 2 has never been announced in any official capacity, it sure seems like everyone involved wants to make it happen.
News of a Space Jam 2 began to circulate last year. Word leaked that Warner Bros. was teaming with the sons of legendary sportscaster Dick Ebersol, with the pair set on producing. The story was later debunked by ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst, with those close to LeBron James saying no film was in the works. This was before LeBron James wowed audiences with his performance in Trainwreck, which proved he could be hilarious on the big screen in the right capacity. Some believe it was this co-starring role that convinced Warner Bros. to bring LeBron James in for a partnership deal.
It isn't known if Space Jam 2 will be a sequel or reboot, but it certainly seems like the perfect project for both LeBron James and Warner Bros., who have been looking for a way to once again establish their very lucrative Looney Tunes characters in a big screen venture. LeBron James appears to have the charm and charisma to carry a movie on his own, and it helps that he would once again be playing himself. Further fueling the rumors last week was the fact that Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for Space Jam last month. It didn't seem like a coincidence that these trademarks were filed exactly one month before Warner Bros. announced their big deal with LeBron James.
It only seems like a matter of time before the movie gets officially announced. You may remember that LeBron James tweeted way back in 2012 that he was a super fan of Space Jam, and wished that he could star in Space Jam 2. While original Space Jam producer Ivan Reitman dismissed the idea last year, he later revealed that there was talk of LeBron James coming in for a sequel. There has been a lot of enthusiasm from fans, with LeBron James the only logical choice to star in Space Jam 2. LeBron James' latest tweet certainly keeps the hope alive. Do you think this should happen? Or will you be disappointed when it finally gets officially announced?