Uh Oh Bros, Looks Like ‘Space Jam 2’ Might’ve Just Hit A Snag
Back in July we brought you the news that Space Jam 2 was supposedly in the works – and by “in the works” I mean “Warner Bros filed new trademarks for the hopeful franchise.” Not “We have a script,” nor “The movie is now in production!” Just “trademarks.”
Pretty lame if you ask me. Sure it points towards Warner Bros making a sequel to the 90’s classic, but getting excited at this point in the game is like getting pumped to see the next Star Wars movie. There’s no release date, no cast – basically this thing is a myth until we see some concrete evidence.
Oh wait, look at this here’s some evidence that….oh. Sorry guys, it’s evidence that Space Jam 2 isn’t happening at all, or at least not anytime soon. According to Cleveland.com:
When Warner Bros. and SpringHill announced it’s multiyear partnership in July, speculation immediately turned to James one day starring in the sequel to Space Jam, the 1996 feature starring Michael Jordan and the cast of Looney Tunes that’s made $90.4 million.
Warner Bros. filed for new Space Jam trademarks, a potential signal for new merchandise for, say, a new movie, but nothing is imminent.
[Maverick] Carter says the movie hasn’t been discussed in detail with Warner, and James couldn’t even entertain that discussion until he’s finished with the Cavs this season at the earliest. Beginning production onSpace Jam 2 in James’ limited time this summer would seem virtually impossible.
“It be crazy not to say that it’s something on the radar, it’s super on the radar, but it’s not something we have any news on,” said Henderson, who joined SpringHill in July. “There’s no sort of start on it.”
Not only is Lebron James unwilling to discuss the movie until his season with the Cavs is over, but there’s apparently no way the hypothetical film’s production could even could start this summer. And again, note that I said “hypothetical” — Space Jam 2 is still just a concept, and not even a confirmed one at that.
Yet somehow, it looks like we’ve overlooked the most crucial actor involved with Space Jam. Does anyone know if Bill Murray is available? All his recent movies have been pretty….well, let’s just say they haven’t lived up to the standards set by Space Jam.