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Lebron James making ‘Space Jam’ sequel with ‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler



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  • Lebron James is making a sequel to “Space Jam” with
    Ryan Coogler, the director of Marvel’s “Black Panther,”
    according to The Hollywood Reporter. 
  • James will star in the film, while Coogler will produce

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler is set to produce a sequel
to “Space Jam” starring Lebron James, according to
The Hollywood Reporter

James will act in the sequel to the 1996 film that starred
Michael Jordan alongside Bugs Bunny in a live-action animated

Terence Nance, the creator of the HBO sketch comedy
series “Random Acts of Flyness,” will direct the

According to THR, production on the film is slated for the
2019 NBA offseason.

James told THR that he “loved [Coogler’s] vision”
for “
Black Panther,” the blockbuster Marvel
film released this spring. “F
or Ryan to be able to
bring that to kids, it’s amazing,” James told the outlet of the
black heroes that appeared in “Black Panther.”

James last starring role came in Amy Schumer’s 2015 romantic
comedy, “Trainwreck.”

“Space Jam 2” has been a long-rumored production, but James

to THR in 2016 that he would star in the sequel. At
the time, THR reported that “Fast and Furious 6”
director Justin Lin was slated to direct the film.

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