All signs point towards King James reviving the “Space Jam” franchise and starring in it. If the rumors are true, this is gonna be one epic movie.
The 1996 Warner Bros. hit movie Space Jam that starred Michael Jordan might finally make a return to the big screens sooner than you think. This time though, it could be LeBron James taking over the lead role and shooting hoops with a bunch of animated cartoon characters. We’re speculating for now, but here’s the evidence that it might really happen.
First of all, Warner Bros. took on a partnership with SpringHill Entertainment, a company co-founded by James. While no specific projects were unveiled, Warner Bros.’ chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara tipped his hat to James and said, “LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and Spring Hill Entertainment.”
Raising further suspicion that James could be the lead for a Space Jam sequel, Capital New York’s editor Alex Warpin tweeted the following on the same day the deal between Warner Bros. and SpringHill was made:
Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for "Space Jam" last month. Today announced deal with LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/WaZ33sXCsY
— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) July 22, 2015
If you do the math, LeBron James x Warner Bros. x new Space Jam trademarks equals Space Jam 2, right? We sure hope so. As we wait for more light to shine on this, let’s take some time out to appreciate the Space Jam website (yes it’s still up and running) in all its vintage goodness.