After years of rumors, it has finally been revealed that Space Jam 2 will be hitting the big screens sooner than we thought, and with all that's gone on over the last few months, it's the news we all needed to hear...
LeBron James has taken to Instagram to share the news and even leaked the possible logo for the sequel, keep scrolling to find out more...
More than two decades after Space Jam opened at the top of the U.S box office, it's finally getting a sequel!And it's exactly what we all need right now.
It's bound to have been a while since you delved into the world of Looney Tunes...So here's a little recap of why we love this quirky sports comedy...
As we all know, the film presents a fictionalized account of what happened between Michael Jordan's initial retirement from the NBA in 1993 and his comeback in 1995.
via: Getty ImagesIn which he is enlisted by the Looney Tunes to help them win their freedom in a basketball match against the Monstars.
Working for Mr. Swackhammer, the Monstars are helping the ruthless owner of the intergalactic amusement park Moron Mountain...To enslave the Looney Tunes as his newest attractions.
It's all pretty serious stuff.The movie is overflowing with hidden easter eggs that you probably didn't notice, even if you've watched it more than you'd like to admit. Here are some little known facts about the movie...
This commercial is actually what started it all off...Airing in 1993, this was the inspiration for Space Jam.
The producers of the movie built a gym just for Jordan.
Bron had a gym built for Space Jam 2? That’s cute. https://t.co/dWlTYhxnDO— MJO23DAN (@MJO23DAN)1583728500.0
The Schlesinger Gym is where the Toon Squad holds tryouts, which is a nice little shoutout to Leon Schlesinger...
via: wbanimationHe founded the studio that would go on to become Warner Bros. Cartoons and produced some of the very first Looney Tunes cartoons.
The soundtrack for the movie is so ’90s it hurts.
We better get another Bugs Bunny rap in the soundtrack of Space Jam 2 next year. This was written by Jay-Z too, so… https://t.co/5B1btOfRUx— Mellow Cream (@Mellow Cream)1588294136.0
That moment when you grow up and realize Frank from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is Swackhammer.
Sidenote, @DannyDeVito better return as Shwackhammer in #SpaceJam2, otherwise this whole thing is a WASH.— Mat Smith (@Mat Smith)1462214422.0
Despite the audience's reactions, the critics weren't bowled over by the movie.
Space Jam only has a 37% score on Rotten Tomatoes. I'm so embarrassed for the critics and their lack of taste.— millennihilist (@millennihilist)1502492118.0
But that didn't halt the success of the movie...While critics were blind to the pure genius of the movie, audiences were (and still are) lovers of Space Jam, which is still the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time!
Above that, it’s the twelfth highest-grossing sports movie ever...
Top 5 Highest Grossing Sports Movies Worldwide : 1. The Blind Side (2009) - $305 million 2. Rocky IV (1985) - $30… https://t.co/IIjO82DfG5— World Sports Weekly (@World Sports Weekly)1518831801.0
And when it came to merchandise, they pulled out all the stops...
@doesntmattr Looks like Space Jam merch is still available in Brooklyn! http://t.co/xa9AG6xbRR— Abby Denson (@Abby Denson)1403378597.0
Remember Jordan’s shorts superstition?
Watching #SpaceJam and forgot Michael Jordan mentioned wearing his @UNC_Basketball shorts under his @ChicagoBulls s… https://t.co/xS4kqXAdVV— Scott M. Trembly (@Scott M. Trembly)1564452509.0
Wayne Knight gave an unforgettable performance as Stan Podolak, but guess who turned down this once in a lifetime role...
uncomfortably remembering the part in space jam where a CGI wayne knight gets inflated with a rubber hose. https://t.co/wJEOTMtATe— 〽️ax krieger's big moves (@〽️ax krieger's big moves)1573430760.0
There isn't a person on the planet who didn't want a pair of the Air Jordan XI Space Jam sneakers, that MJ wears in the movie.
The Air Jordan XI "Space Jam" release showed that sneaker culture doesn't belong to just sneakerheads anymore:… https://t.co/vqjdlfd2xR— Complex Sneakers (@Complex Sneakers)1481577993.0
There have been rumors of a sequel swirling about for years, but it’s finally been officially announced.LeBron James took to Instagram last night to tease fans with the news that Space Jam 2 is set for release next year!
Film releases have faced some uncertainty due to the recent pandemic.
Not only does the plot & acting have to live up to expectations, the Space Jam 2 soundtrack better come correct bec… https://t.co/j4CfpX8I6i— Allen Stiles (@Allen Stiles)1588282975.0
When James posted the brief clip out to his 63.6 million followers, it led to speculation over the title for the sequel.
via: InstagramThe hat he is wearing reads: "Space Jam: A New Legacy" and people think he's also given away the logo for the film. Replying to the Instagram post, one fan wrote: "We just have to get through this year and 2021 will be great," while another added: "Dreams do come true." A third asked: "Push up the date a lil bit I'm bored."
Earlier this year, Nike revealed the uniforms that the Tune Squad and Monstars will be wearing for the sequel...
Space Jam x @Nike collection for Space Jam 2 starring @KingJames to release 2021 https://t.co/wKAbNimOBv— Modern Notoriety (@Modern Notoriety)1579703601.0
And the cast is looking pretty well thought out, with the likes of Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, and Diana Taurasi.
The cast of Space Jam 2 will include: • Anthony Davis • Damian Lillard • Nneka Ogwumike • Chiney Ogwumike • Chris… https://t.co/Sni4cc6FdZ— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)1560999124.0