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Kristin Lai

Everybody get up it's time to slam now. We got a real jam goin' down. Welcome to the Space Jam. Here's your chance to do your dance at the Space Jam. Alright!

Well, it's official, people. A Space Jam sequel is in the works, and we couldn't be more excited!

For years there's been talk of a follow-up to the 1996 animated intergalactic sports comedy. It wasn't until this past summer that we saw major headway after NBA All-Star LeBron James signed a deal with Warner Bros. to make our childhood dreams a reality.

Today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the long-awaited Space Jam sequel tapped Justin Lin of Star Trek Beyond and Fast & Furious 6 to be the project's director. In addition to steering the helm of the movie, he will also be co-penning the screenplay with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello.

This will be LeBron's second time gracing the silver screen after making his feature film debut as himself in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck last year. With a little bit of Michael Jordan's secret stuff, he'll be able to take the role in his stride.

Little else is known about the Space Jam sequel, but I'm sure Lin and James are going to bring on on some nostalgic vibes. And if they can lock in Bill Murray to make an appearance, it's going to be a slam dunk.

Although this might seem like the prime time to update the official Space Jam website — which has remained unchanged for the last 20 years and become a mainstay in internet lore — I'm hoping they'll still keep it the same.


Are you excited for the 'Space Jam' sequel?

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)


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