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Space Jam 2 is coming with LeBron James as the lead: No word on Bill Murray

Feb. 21, 2014by: Jesse Giroux

"Well, he said he wanted to be better than MJ, now’s his chance to prove it!" said JoBlo himself when commenting on this news, but I think some of you are going to be little less kind about SPACE JAM 2, especially if you agreed with this week's C'mon, Hollywood! Besides being inspired by Bane recently, Deadline is reporting LeBron James will also star in SPACE JAM 2, a sequel to the "classic" 1996 film. The original movie featured Michael Jordan teaming up with Looney Tunes characters for an epic basketball game, as well as a bunch of cameos from then-current NBA players, sports commentators, and of course, Bill Murray as Bill Murray.

On board to produce with Warner Bros. are the Ebersol brothers, sons of broadcast veteran Dick Ebersol. Charlie Ebersol is probably best known for his unscripted television shows like THE MOMENT, and SPACE JAM 2 is his first major film deal. The screenplay will also be a first for Willie Ebersol, who won an Emmy for the London Olympic. No details on the plot for SPACE JAM 2, or if Bill Murray will be back.

While SPACE JAM is loved by many who grew up watching the movie, it's more because of nostalgia then due to the film's quality. But that's also one of the reasons why people still think fondly of the first movie. I'm sure you all have something to say about this, so let's hear it: what are your thoughts on SPACE JAM 2 with LeBron James?

Source: Deadline

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9:21PM on 02/21/2014

Smh

Maybe halfway through, Lebron will leave the Tune Squad and take his talents to the Monstars
Maybe halfway through, Lebron will leave the Tune Squad and take his talents to the Monstars
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12:38AM on 02/22/2014
I remember in the early 2000s when there were rumours of Jackie Chan participating in a live action/animated Looney Tunes film, which sounds more worthwhile than this.
I remember in the early 2000s when there were rumours of Jackie Chan participating in a live action/animated Looney Tunes film, which sounds more worthwhile than this.
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10:50PM on 02/21/2014
He's takin' his talents to Moron Mountain.
He's takin' his talents to Moron Mountain.
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4:08AM on 02/22/2014
Man, can you imagine how much money the guy providing the drool cups to these Hollywood morons must be making? Must be a staggering amount.
Man, can you imagine how much money the guy providing the drool cups to these Hollywood morons must be making? Must be a staggering amount.
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10:42PM on 02/21/2014
Just when you thought the Fantastic Four casting would be the strangest news of the week....
Just when you thought the Fantastic Four casting would be the strangest news of the week....
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10:17PM on 02/21/2014
Like BBerry said and pretty much took the words out of my mouth... Wait... It's April already?!
Like BBerry said and pretty much took the words out of my mouth... Wait... It's April already?!
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6:20AM on 02/22/2014
About 2 decades too late. Seriously, who want this sequel?
About 2 decades too late. Seriously, who want this sequel?
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10:10PM on 02/21/2014
CBS Sports is reporting that sources close to LeBron James say this isn't happening.
CBS Sports is reporting that sources close to LeBron James say this isn't happening.
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6:19AM on 02/24/2014
Perhaps, LeBrat will massively flop even if Space Jam 2 does not. I dislike James. He is disloyal to those most loyal to him: the fans and his teammates. Sometimes, an entertainment consumer cannot support a performer because that person is such an ass and a loser as a celebrity. A film's protagonist is supposed to be a hero and possible inspiring role model. Well, LeBrat ain't.
Perhaps, LeBrat will massively flop even if Space Jam 2 does not. I dislike James. He is disloyal to those most loyal to him: the fans and his teammates. Sometimes, an entertainment consumer cannot support a performer because that person is such an ass and a loser as a celebrity. A film's protagonist is supposed to be a hero and possible inspiring role model. Well, LeBrat ain't.
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3:47PM on 02/23/2014

Hollywood....

Y u no be original?!
Y u no be original?!
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1:05PM on 02/22/2014
1. afwdg99 stole that joke from a bleacherreport.com article about the possible film

2. Lebron's camp said this isn't happening

3. And for those who don't watch any sports, and bc the article used it completely out of context, Lebron posted that pic with the bane mask after a game he had against the Thunder (another great team with Kevin Durant), and when he went in for an incredibly strong dunk (that he made), a player hit him in the face and he got his nose broken. After the game
1. afwdg99 stole that joke from a bleacherreport.com article about the possible film

2. Lebron's camp said this isn't happening

3. And for those who don't watch any sports, and bc the article used it completely out of context, Lebron posted that pic with the bane mask after a game he had against the Thunder (another great team with Kevin Durant), and when he went in for an incredibly strong dunk (that he made), a player hit him in the face and he got his nose broken. After the game he the pic was posted. Unlike this article's implications, it wasn't a vanity picture (that he's some super undefeated badass) nor was it announcing his interest to make a movie. He already is making one
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1:13PM on 02/22/2014
I don't think he stole that joke - I made a similar one without even seeing his. It's just the obvious thing to say involving a Space Jam movie with LeBron :)
I don't think he stole that joke - I made a similar one without even seeing his. It's just the obvious thing to say involving a Space Jam movie with LeBron :)
11:26AM on 02/22/2014
Lebron's already denied it. I wouldn't worry about it.
Lebron's already denied it. I wouldn't worry about it.
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10:27AM on 02/22/2014
Maybe not too late for a sequel, the films reputation seems better than when originally released. Just not sure about using Lebron James.
Besides College humor all ready did a take on his personality in their version of a sequel.
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Maybe not too late for a sequel, the films reputation seems better than when originally released. Just not sure about using Lebron James.
Besides College humor all ready did a take on his personality in their version of a sequel.
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11:07PM on 02/21/2014
wtf i again say wtf
wtf i again say wtf
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10:58PM on 02/21/2014
Wow. Fuck this if it is true.
Wow. Fuck this if it is true.
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9:15PM on 02/21/2014
*checks calendar* Wait...it's not April 1st. Well, I'm going to assume you posted your April 1st article early.
*checks calendar* Wait...it's not April 1st. Well, I'm going to assume you posted your April 1st article early.
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