Could LeBron James replace Michael Jordan in ‘Space Jam’ sequel?
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros, James and his SpringHill cofounder Maverick Carter are calling the arrangement unprecedented. “The combination of LeBron’s global media presence and Warner Bros.’ unmatched production and distribution expertise is a big win for fans everywhere”.
Today, the company announced a new partnership with National Basteball Association superstar LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment for projects spanning film, television, and original digital content.
Last year, Deadline reported that Warner Bros. had set its sights on James to headline a sequel to the 1996 film that starred Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.
Yes – it looks like “Space Jam 2” could indeed be happening, with none other than LeBron James in the leading role.
The buzz he helped generate for “Trainwreck” could be there for several of the projects he engages in with Warner Bros.
Said James: “Connecting with my fans and telling meaningful stories have always been my passion”.
The basketball icon and co-star of the newly released movie “Trainwreck” is forming a production partnership with Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. It’s even possible that King James could find himself wearing a cape one day, as he’d be a natural fit for the studio’s DC Movie Universe. “I can’t wait to see what we come up with”, James said in a written statement.
LeBron’s business partner agrees that Warner Bros. was the best choice of partner.
The world has been patiently waiting for another Space Jam, and Warner Bros might be delivering with LeBron James taking over the lead role.
James would probably trade his acting success for another National Basteball Association ring in a heartbeat, but will nonetheless be looking to score big when “Space Jam 2” eventually hits theaters.