NBA star Lebron James surprised a lot of people last summer when his supporting role in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck turned out to be really funny. Shortly thereafter he signed a production deal with Warner Brothers that got a lot of people talking about one project: a follow-up to Space Jam, the 1996 basketball meets Looney Tunes film that starred Michael Jordan. While it is more than clear that this is a project all parties are truly interested in making, that doesnít mean anybody is in a hurry to get it done.

The talk of Lebron James starring in a Space Jam sequel predates his deal with Warner Brothers, but when he brought his production company SpringHill Entertainment together to work with the studio, the one responsible for the original movie, everybody took notice of that interesting coincidence. However, in a recent feature that dives into the details of the production deal, the president of SpringHill, Jamal Henderson, said that while Space Jam 2 is totally a thing, itís not a thing thatís going anywhere at the moment.
Itíd be crazy not to say that itís something on the radar, itís super on the radar, but itís not something we have any news on. Thereís no sort of start on it.
So if youíre really looking forward to Lebron James taking on the MonStars, or whatever a Space Jam 2 would be about, you can be confident that everybody is going to work to make it happen- just donít think that everybody is currently working on it. At this point Lebron is still focused on his day job as a professional basketball player and, while heíll have an offseason in which he could work on something, there just isnít enough time in which to get another Space Jam ready. At best, they could start the conversation about Space Jam 2 this summer but, as nobody seems to know what the movie would be about, conversations is all that could possibly happen.

While weíre not sure how many people in the world are super excited in anticipation of Space Jam 2, those select fans will need to relax a bit. The good news is that both Lebron James specifically, and SpringHill Entertainment more generally, are both totally on board with the idea. Thereís no equivocating over whether or not theyíre considering the project. If past is prologue, maybe Space Jam 2 fans can look at a movie like Indiana Jones 5. In a similar fashion, Lucasfilm was always honest they were planning on making the sequel, they just didnít know when. Eventually, all that became an official announcement. Itís likely Space Jam 2 will see a similar path to production.

Are you disappointed youíll have to wait for Space Jam 2 or just excited that itís coming at all? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.