Space Jam 2 production is still going on with LeBron James as the lead. It is pretty obvious that he has been trying to bring in the big names in the league for the film. But, the question is if Giannis Antetokounmpo, the new NBA MVP also in the film?
This film series is obviously considered as a classic in the basketball fans community who loved watching Looney Tunes. This is the very first live-action film where real-life basketball players starred as themselves in a fictional story. Although we still don’t know the overall story of Space Jam 2, it might follow the previous format.
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Will Giannis Antetokounmpo star in Space Jam 2?
Also, this implies that Space Jam 2 is going to contain all the big names of the NBA, thanks to LeBron James. Giannis Antetokounmpo has become quite an established player in the league now. So, it is pretty weird for the fans that he is actually not in the film.
His decision to be in the film was confirmed this year; much before the 2018-19 playoffs started. Antetokounmpo has revealed that he wanted to spend more time with his family in the summers. But, the actual reason why he had not been a part of Space Jam 2 was because he does not like the Hollywood spotlight.
Space Jam 2 cast
Fans will definitely be disappointed that he is not going to be in the sequel. But, LeBron James has managed to gather many big names of the NBA league for the sequel. For now, fans can count in Laker Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul and Chris Bosh. Bosh was James’ former teammate in Miami Heat.
Recently, a few photos from the sets of the sequel movie were released and it showed Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Many WNBA players like Nneka Ogwumike, Chiney Ogwumike and Diana Taurasi are also speculated to be a part of the next instalment of Space Jam. Also, Sonequa Martin-Green is starring as Savannah James, James wife.
When is the sequel going to release?
Man this really just hit me! I’m really shooting Space Jam 2!! This is so surreal and doesn’t even make sense to me! Where I come from man and what I saw growing up this doesn’t add up to me! 🤦🏾♂️! I’m truly grateful and beyond blessed. This is CRAZINESS. 🏀 🐰 🎥 👑🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 25, 2019
James had confirmed in a tweet on 24 June 2019 that they have already started shooting the sequel. The official premiere date of the movie is 16 July 2021.