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Lola Bunny Has Been Reworked For Space Jam 2

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Lola Bunny Has Been Reworked For Space Jam 2

We've been given our first look at the Space Jam sequel and it certainly looks like it will be a high-tech, semi-animated adventure.

Entertainment Weekly posted the still images of different characters in the film and showed new star LeBron James in all his glory.

But Space Jam 2: Legacy's director has made a point about how one Looney Tunes cast member looks a little different to their portrayal in 1996.

The alteration was certainly picked up on social media, with many questioning why Lola Bunny looked different.

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Malcolm D. Lee old EW that Lola Bunny has been edited to focus less on her physical attributes and more on the strength of her character.

The director only sat down to watch the original film in 2019 and was immediately 'caught off guard' when he noticed how sexualised Lola was on screen.

"This is 2021. It's important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters," he said.

Loads of people supported the move on Twitter, arguing an animated character doesn't need to have any standout physical features.

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One person said: "So glad they got rid of her boobs, I was so offended at her bunny bust I could barely watch the original, what a relief."

Another added: "I really looked up to Lola as a kid. She was one of the first female characters I saw with such strength and agency and showed me that women can do anything men can. Lola Bunny made me a feminist at 6yo."

Lee reckons audiences will be pretty happy with the sequel, which will be tough considering just how iconic the original was.

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"Space Jam: A New Legacy is a better movie than Space Jam," he declared. "If you say theatrical movie, Space Jam is it. LeBron's got that going for him."

He did give credit to the previous star, Michael Jordan's talent, however.

"Michael Jordan transcended sports. LeBron is arguably in that category. Now, there's probably no LeBron without Jordan, and I'm sure he would admit that. But he's a once-in-a-generation player.

"I love who LeBron is as a man, as an athlete, as an activist."

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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