Reports swirled this week about a possible follow-up to the popular 1996 film Space Jam. The new installment was rumored to star LeBron James. The Miami Heat star’s reps have responded to questions about the rumored film.
Space Jam 2
According to Feb. 21 Deadline Hollywood report, Warner Bros. has developed a screenplay for the film with Miami Heat star LeBron James in mind. It would be a sequel to the 1996 film, not a re-make.
Wishful-thinking fans circulated homemade movie posters in February 2014, such as the one below.
On February 21, ESPN writer Brian Windhorst tweeted the news that there was no Space Jam 2 in the works:
Well it was fun while it lasted. LeBron sources refute Deadline report, there’s no Space Jam 2 or Warner Bros. project in works.
Darren Rovell also tweeted that there were no “substantive discussions” regarding James’ role in a Space Jam sequel. The phrase substantive discussions led some fans to believe that some discussions had taken place, but nothing yet had come out of them.
Other fans pointed out that Warner Bros. had not yet weighed in on the rumors of a Space Jam 2.
Space Jam was a 1996 live action and animated film starring Michael Jordan and other NBA stars, along with Looney Tunes characters. It opened at #1 at the US box office, and earned over $230 million worldwide.
LeBron James reps have denied rumors that the NBA star will be in a sequel to Space Jam.