There is still nothing official, but after LeBron James teamed up with Warner Bros. the rumors of a Space Jam 2 have been flying around faster than the Roadrunner. IMBD says the project status is unknown but does have a writer listed. It seems to be in the early stages of development without an official green light from the studio, but there is some heat off the fire.
Blake Griffin wants in.
You probably could have picked that up from the ad for his Superfly 4s ad (above). The Clippers’ big man recently talked to Alex Kennedy Basketball Insiders, and when asked about a future comedy acting career, he played it down — until Space Jam 2 was mentioned.
“Oh, absolutely, absolutely. I’d love to be involved in any capacity, really. ‘Space Jam’ was a huge part of my childhood. I actually had a “Space Jam”-themed birthday party as a teen. Then, when I turned 21, my friends got me a ‘Space Jam’ cake again just to re-live the glory days. It has been a big thing for me so being able to be involved in any capacity would be great, even just being one of the guys that’s in there would be cool. I think it would be a lot of fun. If you told me when I was 8 years old that I could possibly have a chance to be in ‘Space Jam 2,’ it would have blown my mind. That would just be like another check off the bucket list.”
Griffin surrendered all leverage in trying to negotiate a bigger check to be in that film with those comments. And it sounds like he doesn’t care.
There’s no doubt Warner Bros. could slap together a Space Jam 2 and make a ton of money off it, by the time you factor in international and streaming revenues. NBA players and Bugs Bunny are going to draw people to screens. My hope is that they don’t just slap it together. Think Pixar — get a good script together, then build off that. If you’re going to do it, do it right. We don’t need the “Sideout” of basketball, we need a good film.