Ryan Coogler and LeBron James Team-Up for Space Jam Sequel

Space Jam 2 has added Ryan Coogler and Terence Nance

SpringHill Entertainment releases team for 'Space Jam 2'

T. Nance is Terence Nance, director of the indie An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and HBO's Random Acts of Flyness, both of which combined live action and animation. "Space Jam" will be Coogler's first project since directing "Black Panther" - the groundbreaking Marvel movie featuring a black superhero with a predominantly black cast that grossed $1.34 billion worldwide.

The original Space Jam, released in 1996, found Michael Jordan teaming up with the Looney Tunes to play a basketball game against some aliens.

"I loved his vision [for Black Panther]", James told THR. Of course, there's a locker for LeBron's co-star Bugs Bunny as well. "So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it's awesome", James said.

It looks like Space Jam 2 is very much a thing. The movie has a nostalgic spot in many millennial hearts, and there's been talk of a sequel starring James for years. "It's so much bigger".

Coogler has become most well-known for the aforementioned Black Panther film, but he also directed highly acclaimed Creed, a continuation of the Rocky franchise. 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.

The long-awaited sequel to "Space Jam" is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Production on Space Jam is tentatively set to begin in 2019 in between National Basketball Association seasons.

No word yet on whether other prominent National Basketball Association players will make cameos in the film (Charles Barkley and Larry Bird both made appearances in the original movie).

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