‘Space Jam 2’ Starring LeBron James Is One Step Closer to Happening
Rumors about a possible Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James have been floating around the interwebs for a long time. However, now there’s news that suggests the project is actually on the verge of happening. And not just because LeBron was in Trainwreck.
On Wednesday, Warner Bros. Entertainment announced that they had signed a “content creation partnership” with LeBron James, his pal and business partner Maverick Carter, and their production company SpringHill Entertainment.
What kind of content are we talking about? We’re talking about television, film, and other “original digital content.”
Here’s a statement from WB chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara:
“LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and SpringHill Entertainment. The combination of LeBron’s global media presence and Warner Bros.’ unmatched production and distribution expertise is a big win for fans everywhere. We’re excited to welcome LeBron and Maverick to the Warner Bros. family and look forward to partnering on incredible projects that will connect with consumers across a variety of platforms.”
And here’s a statment from LeBron:
“Connecting with my fans and telling meaningful stories have always been my passion. In everything I’ve done, from Nike commercials to ‘Uninterrupted’ and ‘Survivor’s Remorse,’ it’s always about connecting with people of all ages and providing unique content they can all enjoy. And I’ve always loved movies, which makes Warner Bros. the ultimate partner to help us continue to push the envelope. I can’t wait to see what we come up with.”
Read through the lines and it’s obvious that a sequel to Space Jam is on the horizon. As reported by Alex Weprin of Capital New York, Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for Space Jam just last month.
Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for “Space Jam” last month. Today announced deal with LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/WaZ33sXCsY
— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) July 22, 2015
So what do you think internet? Are we looking forward to Space Jam 2 or not?
Personally, I’m on board so long as they get Bill Murray to come back. Without him, no dice.
Hat Tip – [Pro Basketball Talk]