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Space Jam 2 becomes a reality

Lebron James to play the lead role

Christian Reyes, Entertainment Editor

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The highly-anticipated follow-up to the hit 1996 movie starring NBA legend Michael Jordan is now a go. With future hall of famer Lebron James as the star, it is being held at high expectations.

Lebron James will not be the only basketball star to be featured in the movie. Many other all-stars will have cameos in the film, but have not been named yet. One specific basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, has declined a cameo in the upcoming film.

It is also rumored that Michael Jordan will have a cameo in the film. Considering he was the star of the last film, this is a great twist to add to the new film.

Space Jam 2 will be directed by critically-acclaimed director Ryan Coogler. Coogler has directed films like Black Panther and the first Creed movie, both of which starred Michael B. Jordan. Other notable actors include Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kaluuya, and Sylvester Salone.

Lebron James will star as the team’s small forward, while Bugs Bunny will star as the point guard. They will again have to battle the Monstars. It is similar in a way to the original Space Jam, but with creative mind Ryan Coogler behind the camera, we are all in for a surprise.

Many students have been long awaiting the sequel. “I saw the original Space Jam and it was really good. I like

Michael Jordan and I think he’s a good actor,” senior James Gore said. “I like basketball. I can’t wait to see Space Jam 2 when it comes out.”

Lebron James is the perfect fit for this movie, considering that he is arguably the best player in the world. Others might argue that he is the best player of all time.

“Personally, I think Lebron James is better than Kobe Bryant,” senior Patrick Brown said. “I would even go on to say he is better than Michael Jordan. I think Lebron is the greatest player of all time.”

Although it is titled Space Jam 2, director Ryan Coogler has said that this is not a sequel to the first Space Jam. He claims that this is an independent film. Coogler has a lot to live up to, considering the first movie made $230.4 million.

Coogler and James seem to be on the same page. James has even gone to say that he has respect for Coogler. He has also said that he loves his vision, and he also praises him for bringing the first black superhero to life.

This relationship is important to the film. Production of the movie is set to be started in the NBA off-season of 2019. Fans can expect to see the film in theatres around the end of 2019.

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