Space Jam: A New Legacy features basketball star LeBron James and a sequel may have The Rock, who is a former wrestler.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is on display in Brazilian cinemas and features basketball star LeBron James as its protagonist. The film is a sequel to Space Jam – The Game of the Century (1996), which placed basketball legend Michael Jordan alongside Looney Tunes characters in a mix of live-action and animation. Although the sequel has just hit theaters, director Malcolm D. Lee is considering a third film and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) would be his first choice for the lead role. Amazing, isn’t it?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the filmmaker revealed that he is not giving up on the idea of continuing the Space Jam saga in theaters, focused on the sport. While The Game of the Century and A New Legacy starred basketball icons, Malcolm D. Lee said he would like to cast The Rock to give the franchise a new direction, with the fighter-turned-actor. “It would be different. I’m not sure what his skills would be, maybe he’ll come back to wrestling. That could be interesting,” he explained.
“I never say never. It all depends on whether fans respond positively to that. But I think the bar was so high in terms of the first with this iconic global superstar in Michael Jordan, and now the same iconic global superstar in LeBron James, who transcends sports. Who’s the next person to be put in this universe? And then you need to find a script and a story that’s good enough not to repeat what was done, but that captures the spirit of it and keeps it,” said Malcolm D. Lee to Entertainment Weekly.
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Many Athletes Have Been Considered Successors of Michael Jordan: The Golf Legend Tiger Woods, the king of motorsport Jeff Gordon and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. But current Los Angeles Lakers player Lebron James was cast, continuing the basketball theme we saw in the first film, but giving the plot a modern take – we talked about that a lot in the film’s review at AdoroCinema. Many years ago, Michael Jordan commented that he had a favorite to star in Space Jam 2 and it wasn’t LeBron James, it was player Blake Griffin – who at the time was the center wing of the Los Angeles Clippers and now plays for the Brooklyn Nets.
That is, other sports were considered for Space Jam. For those who don’t know, Dwayne Johnson is a former professional wrestler and was known by his name in the ring the rock. He gained fame in the United States during his stint in professional wrestling (a fighting modality) between 1996 and 2004. His first major appearance as an actor was in The Mummy Returns (2001), playing the Scorpion King, and after that he won a movie. solo character called The Scorpio Rei (2002), which was a huge box office hit and made his acting career take shape.
So it would be interesting for a Space Jam movie with The Rock needing to return to the ring alongside the Looney Tunes, all after becoming one of the most sought-after names in Hollywood and topping the list of highest paid actors. Recently, Dwayne Johnson celebrated the end of Black Adam recordings and revealed intense training for a living DC character. While we don’t know about a third part of the franchise, we can check out Space Jam: A New Legacy.
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In the story, artificial intelligence Al G (Don Cheadle) kidnaps Lebron James’ son Dom James (Cedric Joe) and sends the legendary Los Angeles Lakers player to a parallel reality, where only the cartoon characters from Warner Bros. To rescue your child, he’ll need to win an epic basketball game against digital superversions of the biggest stars in NBA and WNBA history. For this tough mission, King James will have the help of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Lola Bunny, among other characters.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is available in movie theaters in Brazil.