The First HD Photos Of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Are Here

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With the film scheduled to be released in just five short months, fans have finally gotten their first clear look at Space Jam: A New Legacy, as Entertainment Weekly has released a batch of exclusive HD photos.

As for the film’s plot, Space Jam: A New Legacy will see LeBron sucked into a Warner Bros. server called the “Server-verse”, where he will encounter tons of iconic WB-owned characters. who will be in the crowd at the basketball games as if they were watching at NYC’s iconic Rucker Park:

“Playing a heightened version of himself, James struggles to relate to Joe’s Dom, who’s much more interested in creating games than playing them. When Dom’s tech skills draw the attention of a CGI humanoid named Al G Rhythm (Don Cheadle), the father-son duo get sucked into the Warner 3000 entertainment “Server-verse,” with the A.I. kidnapping Dom in the hopes of stealing some of the King’s followers.” [via Entertainment Weekly]

As the Entertainment Weekly piece indicates, Space Jam: A New Legacy will NOT be a sequel to the 1996 original.

The week of the Super Bowl, I actually got to interview Don Cheadle, who stars as the villain Al G Rhythm  in the film, and I asked him how LeBron’s acting stacks up to Michael Jordan’s:

“I will say that LeBron — we had a great time on the movie — and he, really, is good. He really gets it, he really understands what it is that he’s trying to do as an actor, and takes it really seriously. And at that time, he was injured, he was still putting the team together, they were trying to recruit A.D. (Anthony Davis), he was practicing after doing 12-hours of movie shooting. We’d shoot for 12, 13 hours and then he’d go play a pick-up game with the team. So, he was just — I was like, “You know you could be a little bit more of a diva if you wanted to be/”

At this time, Space Jam: A New Legacy — which also stars basketball stars such as Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Kyle Kuzma, Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike, and Chiney Ogwumike — is currently set to hit theaters in the United States next Summer, on July 16, 2021.

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