Tuesday 24 April 2018

After 20 years we are getting a sequel to the greatest sports film ever made

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

It has been 20 years but it looks like we are finally going to get a sequel to a cinematic masterpiece.

Space Jam was a feel-good sports comedy film starring NBA legend Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes. Jordan may be too old to appear in another movie but ageless wonders like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are set to be joined by a contemporary megastar in the sequel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, two-time NBA champion and current Cleveland Cavalier Lebron James will take over from Jordan and star in the film, although plot details have yet to be announced.

The Entertainment publication have also revealed that the film will be directed by Justin Lin, who previously helmed four of the Fast and the Furious films and Star Trek Beyond.

James would seem to be a good fit for the role, having showed off his acting chops successfully in last year's comedy Trainwreck.

James has been compared to Michael Jordan for his entire basketball career but succeeding him in the Space Jam franchise is arguably an even more pressurised task than chasing his five NBA titles.

Here's hoping the sequel can live up to the amazing original.


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