The July 16 release date may be a nod to the uniform number shared by LeBron, who will star in the sequel, and Michael Jordan, who starred in the original 1996 film.
Last fall, James said that he was excited to team up with Coogler to recreate the iconic basketball movie because he likes how the Black Panther director empowers kids through his films. Meanwhile, the untitled Annabelle sequel was bumped up by a week from this year's Fourth of July frame to June 28, while Godzilla vs. Kong moves up by nine weeks to March 13, 2020. The film will mark James's first starring movie role since his 2015 appearance in Trainwreck. We're not sure what the plot of Space Jam 2 is, but we wouldn't be surprised if it's along the same lines, maybe even involving a rematch of some kind.More news: Thomas seizes Riviera lead as Woods surges
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As you can see, not only does this tweet reveal the release date but also LeBron's look for the film. Obviously I loved Space Jam, and that soundtrack is still a classic. "LeBron releasing the Space Jam 2 date right before he begins heroically carrying the Lakers to the playoffs is next-level marketing", one Twitter user wrote. Actually, it would be awesome if Coogler was able to bring Michael B. Jordan into Space Jam 2 for some kind of cameo. The live action/toon hybrid was at that point was a game-changer, featuring Michael Jordan along with a group of fellow NBA All-Stars and The Looney Tunes characters.
Believe it or not, they're making a Space Jam 2.