After years of anxious waiting, fans of cartoon-meets-live-action basketball movies might finally be getting the Space Jam sequel they've been clamoring for!
Warner Bros. and LeBron James' entertainment production company SpringHill Entertainment signed a deal for future television, film and digital content, ESPN reports. Does that mean James might be gearing up to star in the long-rumored Space Jam 2?
It's not surprising that the NBA star and actor, who has been getting rave reviews for his comedic performance in the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck, will be getting the chance to spread his wings and show off his acting chops. However, the new deal with Warner Bros. is adding fuel to the fire of Space Jam speculation.
Recently, the studio filed to renew the trademark on the 1996 animated/live-action classic, protecting their rights to sell merchandize and create new content under that name.
Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for "Space Jam" last month. Today announced deal with LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/WaZ33sXCsY— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) July 22, 2015
Rumors of a potential Space Jam sequel staring James, who had expressed interest in making a followup years ago, have been floating around Hollywood for a while. Deadline first reported that a sequel was being developed back in February 2014, however, James denied claims that he was attached to the project.
We only have two demands if Space Jam 2 does become a reality: Cameo appearances by Michael Jordan and Bill Murray, and Warner Bros. has to create a website that is every bit as hilariously out of date as the original Space Jam website that is still active to this day.
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