We’ve known for months that the long-rumored Space Jam 2 is coming sometime in the future, but beyond that, details are sparse about when we’ll see Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes back on the hardwood. On Thursday night, however, we learned exactly when we’ll get the chance to see the film.
SpringHill Entertainment, the company founded by LeBron James (who will star in Space Jam 2) and his business associate Maverick Carter, tweeted out a picture of James in a Tune Squad jersey with Bugs and Lola Bunny. They also included that the film’s slated to be released during the summer of 2021.
Of course, a lot can happen between now and then to move the timetable for the film. We also do not know who will play the various roles in the movie, although James did announce over All-Star weekend that filming will begin this summer.
It’s bittersweet news, because while it’s awesome that everyone now knows when we can expect to see Space Jam 2, well, there’s 29 months between now and then. Still, it is cool that we know when we can expect to see LeBron team up with the Looney Tunes in a highly-anticipated sequel to the 1996 film starring Michael Jordan. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go listen to Hit ‘Em High a few dozen times.