LeBron James is teaming up with the Looney Tunes when posters for Space Jam: A New Legacy are released
LeBron James has released new posters for Space Jam: A New Legacy along with the Tune Squad.
The NBA legend, 36, takes over from Michael Jordan as the star of the upcoming 1996 sequel to the hit movie.
The main poster for the movie highlights LeBron’s size as he towers over Bugs Bunny, which is only visible at the top of his ears.
Blockbuster: LeBron James Teams Up With The Tune Squad In Newly Released Posters For Space Jam: A New Legacy
Warner Bros. also released character posters of the rest of the Toon Squad, as they will be appearing in the movie due out in July.
Fans of the original movie can expect the return of Bugs, Daffy Duck, Lola Bunny and Tweety.
Road Runner, Taz and Speedy also feature in the posters for the movie, which also features Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green.
Fans got their first look at LeBron in his new role via Weekly entertainment earlier this month.
Flick: The NBA legend, 36, takes over from Michael Jordan as the star of the upcoming 1996 sequel to the hit movie, where he will appear alongside Bugs Bunny
In the film, LeBron – who previously starred in the Amy Schumer romcom Trainwreack – plays an ‘elevated version of himself’ who ‘struggles to relate to his son Dom, played by 16-year-old Cedric Joe, a video game fanatic.
Then things get wild when Dom’s game creation catches the eye of a CGI humanoid named Al G Rhythm (Don Cheadle), who gets the father-son duo swept up in the Warner 3000 entertainment ‘Server Verse’.
To save himself from virtual reality, James must win the most important basketball game of his life.
Things are getting a makeover for 2021, when director Malcolm D. Lee revealed how he envisioned a Lola being ‘stronger’ than ‘sexualized’ during the reboot.
Poster: Lola Bunny is another familiar face that fans will see in the sequel
Action: Taz (left) and Road Runner (right) will also go to court in the summer movie
Character: Daffy Duck is also back in action for the sequel
Plot: In the film, LeBron – who previously starred in Trainwreack – plays an ‘elevated version of himself’ who ‘struggles to relate to his son Dom (Tweedy pictured)
“This is 2021,” said Lee, who has worked on Girls Trip, Undercover Brother and Night School in the past.
“It’s important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters,” he continued.
Instead of a skimpy crop top and shorts, Lola will take to court in the same classic workout attire as the boys.
Lee, director Spike Lee’s cousin, also revealed that she is the best player on the team, next to LeBron.
Story: Then things get wild when Dom’s game creation catches the eye of a CGI humanoid named Al G Rhythm (Don Cheadle), who gets the father-son duo swept up in the Warner 3000 entertainment ‘Server verse’ (Speedy Gonzales pictured)
In addition, he knew he had to find an athlete with as many stars as Jordan.
“Michael Jordan transcends sports,” Lee said, adding, “LeBron may well fall into that category. Now, there probably isn’t a LeBron without Jordan, and I’m sure he would admit that.
But he’s a once-in-a-generation player. I love who LeBron is as a man, as an athlete, as an activist. ‘
Space Jam: A New Legacy will be released on July 16, 2021.
Classic: Michael Jordan starred in the original Space Jam that remains loved by audiences to this day