The 'Space Jam' Sequel Now Has a Title

LeBron James will lead 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' in 2021

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 30, 2020

A sequel to Space Jam starring LeBron James is slated to see release next year, and a logo and title for the film have now been revealed.

Today, the film's official Twitter account shared that the project's proper title is Space Jam: A New Legacy. James also lent a hand in making the announcement, sharing a short clip of him decked out in a hat bearing the film's new logo.

As previously reported, Warner Bros. has set a release date of July 16, 2021, for the film. Space Jam: A New Legacy will now be directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Terence Nance was previously attached to the project, but left due to creative differences with producers.

In 2018, Ryan Coogler was revealed as a producer on the project. At the time, James told The Hollywood Reporter that he "loved [Coogler's] vision" for Black Panther, adding, "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. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people."

Recently, hoop heads pointed out that Space Jam predicted a virus-related cancellation of the NBA season.

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