LeBron James to launch Space Jam trailer

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 June 2018
LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron James could be about to release the trailer for 'Space Jam 2'

The 'Space Jam' sequel could soon take a major step forwards.

The much-discussed sequel to the 1996 film will star NBA player LeBron James, but attempts to get the movie off the ground have been hindered by his current contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise.

But with James' money-spinning deal up for renewal, it's thought that the world-famous sports star - who will replace Michael Jordan in the central role - will reach a new agreement that will allow him to promote the film through his own personal channels.

As part of the deal, James wants to commit to the Instagram TV Uninterrupted platform, which has emerged as a rival to YouTube.

And according to Basketball Society Online, James will use the platform to launch a 'Space Jam' trailer.

The original 'Space Jam' saw Michael Jordan team up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the 'Looney Tunes' cartoon characters to play a game of basketball in order to save them from enslavement at an alien amusement park.

James, 33, previously appeared in the 2015 comedy 'Trainwreck', and Amy Schumer - who wrote the movie - revealed the unusual reason she decided to cast him in the film.

Amy - who also starred alongside Bill Hader in the hit film - confessed: "I wrote him in (the movie) because he's the only basketball player I've ever heard of."

Space Jam: A New Legacy

  • 2 stars
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
  • Cast: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza, Zendaya
  • UK release: 16 July 2021

Basketball mixes with Looney Tunes once again in the sequel nobody asked for.