As you may have heard there is a “Space Jam” sequel on the way, and it will star LeBron James and the Looney Tunes. For the past year, that’s really all we’ve known about the film, with the exception of a few leaks about the cast. That all changed on Thursday.
On Thursday, James posted an Instagram story of him wearing a hat that featured the logo for the “Space Jam” sequel, in addition to the film’s title: “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” James also sent out a tweet that said “2021,” referring to the year the film will hit theaters.
According to a report from Pamela McClintock and Aaron Couch of the Hollywood Reporter last year, the film is set to release on July 16, 2021.
Here’s a better look at the logo:
The logo definitely looks better in a poster than it does on a hat, but the title is “meh” no matter where you put it. Yes, I get that it’s a children’s movie, but “A New Legacy”? They should have just gone full Star Trek with “The Next Generation” if they wanted to go that route.
Outside of the title, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about a new “Space Jam” movie. The first one is a classic, whether or not you agree that it’s a good movie, and it’s not often that blockbuster movies are made where basketball players get to play themselves. Plus, it’s A.D.’s first major motion picture. If all goes well, he may just get the encouragement he needs to settle down in L.A.
Personally speaking, this is still my favorite acting performance by Anthony Davis: