Since Space Jam released in 1996 fans, children and adults all around the world are waiting for its sequel. And seems like our prayers will finally be answered as the official uniforms of the Tune Squad and the Monstars were recently released. In all honesty the uniforms are pretty similar to what was worn in the original film starring Michael Jordan, who BTW was one of the reasons why the sequel didn’t take place. But no hard feelings as his outing in the original gave all the children in the world a very important message, that of hope.
The movie went through development hell before being finally announced on 2014 with LeBron James as the lead. Just like the original film Space Jam 2 will feature an ensemble cast of both professional basketball players and actors. The movie will star Avengers: Endgame’s Don Cheadle, Star Trek: Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green, in addition to NBA and WNBA stars Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Chris Paul (Oklahoma City), Damian Lillard (Portland Trailblazers), Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury), Chiney Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), and Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks) in leading roles apart from Lebron James.
The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee who previously worked on movies like The Best Man (1999), Undercover Brother (2002), Roll Bounce (2005), Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008), Soul Men (2008), Scary Movie 5 (2013), The Best Man Holiday (2013), Girls Trip (2017), and Night School (2018).
The film has in a large part been possible because of James’ passion behind it. When asked he emotionally replied that he wants to make the movie to inspire children into believing that they can do anything they want.
He continued by saying that he was very thankful to have Ryan Coogler, who directed Black Panther as the script writer as his work moved him.
He says the fact that Coogler made a movie featuring African American superheroes was a huge deal for him because he gave something to this generation of children which he didn’t have, the faith that anybody could be a superhero no matter which race or religion you belong to.