While it’s been 18 years since the original Space Jam, a second installment may be in the works.
On Friday, Deadline reported that Miami Heat’s LeBron James would be set to make his film debut in a sequel to the 1996 film.
The first film, which starred the then-Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, was a animated/live-action which had the player acting alongside Bugs Bunny and his friends. The movie ended up being a hit, grossing $230 million worldwide for Warner Bros.
But don’t get your hopes up so quickly. After the news spread around, sources close to LeBron James say that the player isn’t involved.
Well it was fun while it lasted. LeBron sources refute Deadline report, there’s no Space Jam 2 or Warner Bros. project in works
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 22, 2014
Sources close to LeBron James say he is not involved in reported production of “Space Jam 2.” Development of film was reported by @Deadline.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 22, 2014
But that’s not to say James WOULDN’T be interested. In a Q&A session in 2012, the basketball player said he loved the original movie. So maybe, there’s hope after all.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 26, 2012