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The long-awaited sequel to Space Jam is finally ready to make its debut on July 17, 2021 both in theaters and on HBO Max, and fans can hardly wait. Decades in the making, Space Jam 2: New Legacy, like its predecessor, will feature a mix of live-action and animation, pairing Looney Tunes characters with NBA players and real people. This time around, the film will see LeBron James team up with Bugs Bunny and other members of the Looney Tunes gang AKA the Tune Squad, as they attempt to defeat the Goon Squad in an effort to save James’ son.
The original Space Jam movie, which debuted in 1996, remains a cult classic for many to this day. It notably starred NBA icon Michael Jordan and a cast of Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweety Bird, as well as a slew of other basketball legends such as Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing and Muggsy Bogues in a similar plot to thwart the efforts of an evil theme park owner voiced by Danny DeVito.
It was recently reported that Jordan will also appear in the new film in some capacity, although it’s immediately unclear exactly how large his role will be. Actors Don Cheadle and Zendaya will also play major roles in the sequel. Cheadle will fill a live-action role, while Zendaya will voice the role of Bugs Bunny’s love interest, Lola Bunny.
Keep scrolling to learn more about the new and OG versions of this beloved film franchise.
How To Watch Space Jam Online
The original film is available for viewing on many platforms for rent or purchase. However, if you want to stream Space Jam for free, then there aren’t any options. Fortunately, for HBO Max customers, it’s easy to stream Space Jam. Better yet, you can watch Space Jam 2: New Legacy when it comes out in mid-July.
For this reason, we recommend subscribing to HBO Max if you want to stream Space Jam online in 2021.
Here are some of the other ways to rent or buy the classic Space Jam movie:
When Does Space Jam 2: New Legacy Come Out?
Warner Bros. Pictures will release the new film in the United States on July 16, 2021. It is being directed by Girls Trip director and producer Malcolm D. Lee, while Black Panther helmer Ryan Coogler and Lebron James will both serve as producers on the film.
Check out the action-packed trailer for Space Jam: New Legacy below.
Will Space Jam 2: New Legacy Debut in Movie Theaters?
Space Jam: New Legacy will debut in theaters and will also be available to stream on HBO Max. However, it’ll only be available for a month on HBO Max following its release, so if you plan on catching it at home, you’ll need to do so before August 16.
Cast Members in Space Jam: New Legacy
- LeBron James will play a fictionalized version of himself
- Don Cheadle stars as Al-G Rhythm
- Sonequa Martin-Green will star as Kamiyah James, LeBron’s wife
Michael Jordan will reportedly return to reprise his role from the first film while NBA players, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Draymond Green, Kyle Kuzma and WNBA player Chiney Ogwumike are also set to make cameo appearances.
- Zendaya as Lola Bunny
- Gabriel Iglesias as Speedy Gonzales
- Klay Thompson as Wet-Fire
- Anthony Davis as The Brow
- Damian Lillard as Chronos
- Diana Taurasi as White Mamba
- Nneka Ogwumike as Arachnneka
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