Space Jam 2 has apparently received a new director after the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James confirmed that its production has already started. And now, fans might be a little worried about if this will lead to a delay in the original release date.
LeBron will have a body-double in Space Jam 2, played by former professional athlete Shel Bailey pic.twitter.com/PuOnoOAYe9
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) August 8, 2019
Space Jam 2 release date
James Lebron is going to star in Space Jam 2. And he is producing the movie with Ryan Coogler. Coogler is best known for directing movies such as Creed and Black Panther. LeBron had confirmed that the shooting for Space Jam 2 had started in June. He had also shared some interesting behind-the-scenes updates about the upcoming movie.
Is the movie going to get delayed?
But, in mid-July, there was a report which said that Malcolm D. Lee would replace director Terence Nance. According to Deadline, it was an ‘amicable’ decision to let Nance go. And it was apparently because of some creative differences among the producers.
LeBron has given regular social media updates about Space Jam 2 after Lee’s addition. And apparently, the shoots have continued. And if there are no major unanticipated delays, the movie will release on 16 July 2021.
— springhillent (@SpringHillEnt) February 22, 2019
Who is being cast in the movie?
The movie’s release date is still two years away from us. So, the movie plot is still kept airtight with them. Nevertheless, the fans will get to see the LeBron teaming up with the Looney Toons cartoons. On the other hand, Jordan tweeted a 2016 Nike ad, which promotes the movie.
And you thought this was over… #MonstarsBack
-The Monstars pic.twitter.com/5xgWGdNsHX
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) November 15, 2016
Photos and videos from the set have confirmed that NBA stars Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, and Damian Lilliard will star in the movie. And WNBA players such as Chiney Ogwumike, Nneka Ogwumike, and Diana Taurasi will also join the movie. And Sonequa Martin-Green will reportedly play the role of LeBron’s wife in the movie.