More and more information about Space Jam 2 continues to release. We previously received a look at the cast for the highly-anticipated sequel and also got to see the practice court for the film that is in Los Angeles and has incredible views of the city.
The professional basketball stars who will appear in the film include Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, new Lakers big man and LeBron teammate Anthony Davis, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, and WNBA players Diana Taurasi and Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike.
Now, we have our first leaked footage from the Space Jam 2 set.
In the leaked footage, we get to see Klay Thompson, who is on crutches thanks to a torn ACL, new Los Angeles Laker Anthony Davis, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, and LeBron himself. Draymond Green is also in attendance in the leaked footage obtained by TMZ Sports.
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The sequel from the 1996 film has hit a snag with several NBA stars turning down the role. Giannis Antentokoumpo, James Harden, Kevin Durant, and several others have already reportedly declined to be a part of it. The filming of the movie — which will reportedly heavily feature the Nike brand — is set to begin this summer but have not yet found a secondary lead.
The sequel is more focused on a family arc, while the original film’s plot was centered around Michael Jordan saving the Looney Tunes.
The younger James, Bronny, has already taken an unofficial visit to Duke, despite being only 14 years old. A father-son duo in a movie that highlights a family arc could make a lot of money in the box office. Space Jam 2 is not set to be released until the summer of 2021 which gives the younger James an opportunity to make a name for himself on the recruiting circuit.
Space Jam 2 is currently scheduled to hit the box office on July 16, 2021.