LeBron James may debut a trailer for Space Jam 2 after announcing his free agency decision this summer. A touchstone for children of the 1990s, the original Space Jam starred NBA icon Michael Jordan as a fictionalized version of himself. Jordan teamed up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the Looney Tunes to defeat the Monstars in a basketball game that determined the fate of the beloved cartoon characters. Though Space Jam was far from a critical darling, it was a box office success, which of course meant a sequel was always a possibility.
A Space Jam followup has been in development for a number of years, with James first expressing interest in 2012. It wasn't until May 2016 the project finally gained some concrete traction, with director Justin Lin becoming attached to helm. All's been relatively quiet on that front since, but now fans may have a reason to get more excited.
According to Basketball Society Online, James is going to utilize the newly-launched Instagram TV app to unveil a Space Jam 2 trailer after signing a new NBA contract. James, who has spent the past four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers (winning a championship in 2016), is set to become a free agent this summer, where multiple teams will be vying for his services. James should come to terms with a team in early July, meaning this teaser is right around the corner.
Lin last commented on Space Jam 2's status in August 2017, when he made it sound like he was waiting for the right time before forging ahead on production. It is highly unlikely the movie was filmed in secret (James has spent the past several months busy with the 2017-18 NBA season); instead, this would probably be some kind of announcement teaser created specifically for Instagram, with James and Bugs revealing a release date, or other pertinent information. Perhaps production could take place during the NBA offseason, so Warner Bros. could premiere Space Jam 2 in either 2019 or 2020. The studio currently has multiple dates for untitled films secured in those years.
James, who has cemented his legacy as one of the NBA's all-time greats, seems eager to make an impact in the realm of movies & TV. A few years ago, he had a scene-stealing turn in the comedy Trainwreck, and he's actively pursuing projects to produce, such as a reboot of the 1990 comedy House Party. It'll be interesting to see what becomes of Space Jam 2, but hopefully James finds a way to make it work. It's definitely something that's intrigued him for a long time, and it could be exciting for '90s kids (who are now all grown up) see their generation's defining NBA star in a Space Jam sequel.
Source: Basketball Society Online