Space Jam: A New Legacy Will Be Announced Nov. July hit theaters and HBO Max

LeBron James fans get a first glimpse into the upcoming reboot of Space Jam with Los Angeles Lakers player taking over Michael Jordan. Entertainment Weekly released first images from the film due for release in July

The original 1996 animation and live-action film followed Jordan when he helped Looney Tunes win a basketball game against a group of alien bullies

In Space Jam: A New Legacy, James ‘onscreen son Dom’s technical prowess leads him and the athlete to be sucked onto an entertainment server by a CGI humanoid eager to steal some of James’ social media followers at Um to escape the virtual world they are trapped in, James collects the Looney Tunes for – what else? A basketball game

The film is directed by Malcolm D Lee and produced by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and also Don Cheadle

“It’s one of the greatest games, if not the greatest game I’ve ever played,” 36-year-old James told EW. “The Goon Squad is probably the best team ever in basketball history was put together “

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James, who hilariously portrayed himself at Trainwreck 2015, told the outlet that he was first approached about a Space Jam reboot 15 years ago but “didn’t think I was ready to do anything on this scale “

James shared the photos from the EW cover story and wrote about the upcoming film on Instagram: “Y’ALL NOT READY FOR THIS SQUAD !!!”

When the upcoming film was first announced in 2018, James revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he wanted to be part of the project

“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and making this movie,” he told the outlet. “It’s so much bigger I’d just love it if kids understood how empowered you can feel and how empowered you can be if you don’t just give up on your dreams “

Space Jam: A New Legacy Will Be Announced May 16 July hit theaters and HBO Max, HBO announced last month

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