The Looney Tunes gang and LeBron James team up for a high stakes basketball game in “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”
The official trailer of the 1996s reboot was released on April 3. Fans got a sneak peek at the film’s storyline and received some unexpected cameos.
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The cult classic film “Space Jam” cast Micheal Jordan as the star basketball player, but this time around Warner Bros. has opted for a fresher face.
James plays not only a basketball star but a father. He wants his son Dom to follow in his footsteps and live up to his athletic potential but Dom’s heart isn’t in the game.
The father-son duo gets sent to the “server verse” where Dom gets kidnapped by the evil villain, Al-G Rhythm. In order to get his son back, James must go head-to-head with AI-G Rhythm.
A task that may come easy to a basketball star turns into an uphill battle when he gets sent to Tune World and has to compile a basketball team with the beloved Looney Tunes characters.
James has his work cut out for him as the wacky characters are not athletically inclined.
Gameday takes place at a futuristic video game-like arena where the viewers will notice some familiar faces, Warner Bros. characters like The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and King Kong.
The team of underdogs go head-to-head against the Goon Squad who have element-based powers. The team of AI villains are intimidating, to say the least. They are played by pro-basketball players Damian Lillard, Diana Taurasi, Anthony Davis, Nneka Ogwumike, and Klay Thompson.
The ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ trailer offered up our first look at Damian Lillard, Diana Taurasi, Anthony Davis, Nneka Ogwumike, and Klay Thompson as the Goon Squad. pic.twitter.com/9mYWYvidT8
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Fans are excited to see the 36-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player take on the role. He previously had a cameo in the romantic comedy “Trainwreck” and voiced Gwangi in the animated film “Small Foot.”
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” will make its theatrical debut July 16 and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
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