- By Debbie Emery
- Photo Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Michael Jordan and LeBron James are always front and center in the debate over who is the real G.O.A.T. of the NBA, so it’s only fitting that the Lakers superstar is taking over the reins from the Chicago Bulls legend. While the lead athlete is different, the beloved Looney Tunes characters from the original 1996 movie are back and ready to ball. The plot of the long-awaited sequel sees LeBron and his son Dom (played by Cedric Joe) trapped in the Warner Bros. 3000 Entertainment Server-Verse, a virtual space ruled by a rogue A.I. named Al-G Rhythm (a.k.a. Don Cheadle). While the world expects Dom to follow in his father’s footsteps, he secretly dreams of growing up to be a video game developer. The only way LeBron can save the day – and his kid – is by leading a motley crew of players including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Lola Bunny to victory in a basketball game against Al-G’s digitized champions. “This is a fictional version of myself, but it’s also kind of who I am as well,” LeBron said.
Produced by Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler, James and Maverick Carter and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Space Jam 2 also features Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza and Zendaya.
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” opens July 16th.