“Space Jam 2′ Confirmed With ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director at the Helm

By May 2, 2016

Well, after years and years of rumors and speculation, it looks like it’s finally happening – the world of Space Jam will return to the big screen after all.

THR has confirmed Space Jam 2 to be in development at Warner Bros. with the long-rumored Lebron James set to star. Star Trek Beyond and Fast and Furious director Justin Lin set to direct the film as well, from a screenplay written by Andrew Dodge. This comes after years of speculation and rumors surrounding a possible sequel to the 1996 hit, which starred Michael Jordan and Bill Murray at the time, and has quickly become a pop culture cornerstone from the decade.

James had been rumored to be in talks for a Space Jam sequel quite a bit over the past few years as well, much to the delight or anger of many fans, depending on how you feel about James’ athletic career and personality. He was good in Trainwreck, but that’s about as far as my opinion of him goes.

Honestly, the idea of a Space Jam sequel sounds exciting on the surface, but it’ll take a lot of hard work from the creative team if they want to try and recapture the same kind of magic that made the first film so memorable in the first place. It’s not an easy 90s film to follow up, though few blockbusters or hits from that decade in specific are.

Now, with that being said, I can’t imagine a better director for the job than Lin, who has experience working with fun and stellar visuals, and his episodes of Community are some of the best combinations of comedy and action that I’ve ever seen on the television medium. So at this point, he’s the most comforting part of this news to me. It’ll all depend on the script though, in the end.

Space Jam 2 is currently in development.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable