LeBron James revealed the name for Space Jam‘s sequel: Space Jam: A New Legacy. The NBA star shared the news with a boomerang video of himself on Instagram on Thursday, April 30, including the movie’s release date in the caption.
James wore a black baseball hat that bore the sequel’s title and logo, writing in the post’s caption, “2021. 🐰🥕 🎥 🍿👑.”
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The official Looney Tunes Instagram page also shared the news, writing, “omg omg omg im so excited asldkfj aldsflds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when were tryouts @kingjames #SpaceJamMovie.”
James was confirmed to star in the Space Jam sequel in September 2018 when his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, shared the first photo of the project showing a caricature of a basketball locker room along with James’ name above one of these said lockers.
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is producing Space Jam: A New Legacy alongside indie filmmaker Terence Nance as director.
Last June, The Athletic reported that a slew of NBA stars would join LeBron in the Space Jam sequel, including his teammate Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers.
Earlier this month, Don Cheadle told PEOPLE Now he would be appearing in the film.
“It’s so iconic and it’s such a funny movie for so many different reasons,” Cheadle said. “Getting to work with LeBron… it’s hard to say no to Space Jam 2.”