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​Space Jam 2 Reportedly Starts Filming This Summer

Jess Hardiman

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​Space Jam 2 Reportedly Starts Filming This Summer

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Rumours of a Space Jam sequel have been doing the rounds for a few years now - circling the planet like vultures desperate for a dose of feel-good 90s nostalgia.

But while we've already had official confirmation that it's going ahead, plus news of a star (hey, LeBron James!), a director (looking at you, Terence Nance) and producer (none other than Black Panther's Ryan Coogler), now we also have a reported date for filming to commence.

That means we're finally one step closer to reliving those childhood memories with Bugs Bunny and co.

According to DiscussingFilm, Space Jam 2 will begin shooting in California on 17 June this year.

While the date hasn't yet been confirmed by the studio, if filming does start in June, Nance and his team will have a three-month period to wrap things up before NBA training camps open for the 2019-2020 season - and before star LeBron James returns to his day job, playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

LADbible has contacted Warner Bros for comment.

Back in September, a teaser image appeared on Instagram, which showed James' credits in the film and also listed Coogler as producer, Terence Nance as director and, of course, the main man himself: Bugs Bunny.

Well, main rabbit, at least. His position is point guard, if you were wondering.

The second film will star basketball player LeBron James. Credit: Instagram
The second film will star basketball player LeBron James. Credit: Instagram

Basketballer James said Coogler was a huge draw for him, expressing admiration for his vision for Black Panther.

He told the Hollywood Reporter that when he grew up in Akron, Ohio, there were no black superheroes, adding: "So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it's amazing."

He continued: "The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie.

"It's so much bigger. I'd just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don't just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people."

The original Space Jam film was released in 1996 and starred Michael Jordan alongside the classic Looney Tunes crew.

The live action sports comedy follows a recently-retired Jordan as he's abducted by Bugs Bunny to help the Tunes win a basketball game against their intimidating rivals, the Monstars.

No word yet on the synopsis for the forthcoming reboot, but let's just say it's got A LOT to live up to. I mean, it's only our childhoods at stake here... no biggie.

Topics: Film, Entertainment, TV and Film

Jess Hardiman
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