The bad reviews received at its premiere in the 90s could not foreshadow the generational classic in which it would become Space Jam, where the NBA superstar Michael Jordan crossed forces with the Looney Tunes. Thus, no one has been able to prevent a sequel from receiving the green light, and that it is planning to premiere this July 16th with LeBron James in Jordan’s place … among other differences. As we could see in his recent trailer, Space Jam: New Legends wants to mark a Ready Player One with much of the intellectual properties of Warner Bros., allowing James and the Bugs Bunny tribe to fraternize with the characters of Mad Max, Matrix O… A clockwork orange.
Go that New legends it is going to be crammed with well-known characters, and for that reason it is not at all a surprise that everything points to Michael Jordan himself being among them. Despite the fact that the sequel directed by Malcolm D. Lee It does not have direct continuity with the 1996 film, its managers have not been able to resist including the athlete, although there is still a certain mystery of how they will do it. Don Cheadle, who embodies the villain of New legends (name: Al G. Rhythm, mission: steal all of LeBron James’s Instagram followers because those are the times we live in), has revealed it in a recent interview: “Michael Jordan will be in the movie, but not in the way you expect.”
What can this mean? For now, that his presence will not go beyond a cameo. Then there is the possibility that it is just some kind of image of him, without requiring Jordan to appear on set, or that Cheadle is trolling us. What if he means that the one who will appear in the film is Michael B. Jordan, fetish actor of the same Ryan Coogler who acts as a producer of Space Jam: New Legends? To be honest, Cheadle wouldn’t be lying if he’s the protagonist of Creed who finally faces LeBron James.
The late sequel to Space Jam has grabbed the headlines in recent weeks not only on account of its trailer, but also for a redesign of Lola Bunny (voice of Zendaya) that has angered certain fans. New legends tells how James has to go find his lost son at the “Serboverso”, where Warner characters and franchises coexist. The Serboverse will be the framework for James’ partnership with the Looney Tunes to defeat the Goon Squad, and will also feature other basketball players such as Anthony Davis, Nneka Ogwumike, Klay Thompson O Diana Taurasi.
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