Warner Bros. and basketball superstar LeBron James announced today that both have formed a partnership that would “cover projects ranging in TV, film and original digital content,” which has many speculating that a sequel to “Space Jam” could be in the works.
The partnership was reported by Nate Scott of USA Today.
“LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and SpringHill Entertainment,” Warner Bros. CEO and Chairman Kevin Tsujihara said.
“The combination of LeBron’s global media presence and Warner Bros.’ unmatched production and distribution expertise is a big win for fans everywhere.”
Nothing has been officially announced regarding a sequel, but Alex Weprin of Capital New York tweeted the following:
Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for "Space Jam" last month. Today announced deal with LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/WaZ33sXCsY
— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) July 22, 2015
Now, let’s connect the dots. New trademarks for “Space Jam” were filed in June, and now we have a deal between LeBron James and Warner Bros., who produced the original 1996 film that starred Michael Jordan alongside the Looney Tunes, with the ever-enjoyable Bill Murray in a cameo as himself.
Simply put, this project is slowly starting to look like the worst-kept secret in the entertainment industry, so fans should wait with baited breath!
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