A new Space Jam movie is on the horizon, and with it will be a ton of changes. One of the biggest ones will be for popular character Lola Bunny.
The director of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” has “reworked” Lola Bunny’s role as he claimed he wasn’t comfortable with the “very sexualized” way she came off in the original back in 1996.
Space Jam: A New Legacy director Malcolm D. Lee explained the revision to Entertainment Weekly as he stated it would be better to change her look for a modern audience.
“This is 2021. It’s important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters,” Lee explained about the updated Lola, “a.k.a. the team’s best non-LeBron player.”
Here are Lola’s scenes from the first Space Jam:
Lola’s iconic short shorts are done for and will be replaced with typical workout gear with compression shorts underneath.
As expected, social media did not like any of this news:
Just in case you were wondering about the plot of the movie:
“Playing a heightened version of himself, [LeBron] James struggles to relate to his son Dom [played by 16-year-old Cedric Joe], who’s much more interested in creating games than playing them. When Dom’s tech skills draw the attention of a CGI humanoid named Al G Rhythm (Don Cheadle), the father-son duo get sucked into the Warner 3000 entertainment “Server-verse,” with the A.I. kidnapping Dom in the hopes of stealing some of the King’s followers (IRL he has about 80 million on Instagram). Cheadle doesn’t consider Al G a bad guy (what bad guy does?), but rather “an A.I. with a chip on his shoulder,” says the MCU veteran.”