For years, LeBron James has seemed like the logical name to succeed Michael Jordan if Space Jam 2 ever came to fruition. Now that it’s official, the big question remains: who will join the cast with James?
The first Space Jam was great for not only Jordan and the Looney Tunes, but cameos from stars like Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley. Now, thanks to Shams Charania of The Athletic, we know who will star alongside James.
The film is expected to feature new Lakers teammate and former Pelicans star Anthony Davis, Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, and Warriors star Klay Thompson from the NBA ranks, with WNBA standouts Diana Taurasi and Chiney Ogwumike also expected to come on board.
Of course, the immediate name that stands out is Davis, who just joined James and the Los Angeles Lakers via a trade. But he’s just one of what should be a tremendous cast: Lillard and Thompson are both known for their fun personalities, Taurasi is a legend, and Ogwumike has shown that she’s a star in the making during her various appearances on ESPN. At the end of the day, these casting choices rule, and we should all be excited to see how they’ll turn out when the film drops in 2021.