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Like it or not, Space Jam: A New Legacy is out today (July 16). The sequel to the hit 1996 movie once again sees the Looney Tunes crew embroiled in a high-stakes basketball game - only this time there are approximately a gazillion more Warner Bros. IPs thrown into the mix, because I guess that's what people want these days.
While the movie has been met with a less-than glowing critical reception, it will undoubtedly clean up at the box office, especially as one of the first major releases to land on the big-screen so soon after certain territories finally reopen cinemas.
Take a look at the trailer below, Doc.
With that in mind, it probably won't come as a huge shock to you to learn that Warner Bros. - and by extension Space Jam: A New Legacy director Malcolm D. Lee - already have plans for a sequel. Because we just can't let go of the dream that a not-very-good 1996 movie should become a franchise, apparently.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Lee explained that there are lot of moving parts involved in getting a third movie off the ground, not least ensuring it matches the quality (a subjective term) of its predecessors.
"I think the bar has been set so high in terms of the first one with this global iconic superstar in Michael Jordan, and now the same global iconic superstar in LeBron James, who transcends sports," Lee said. "Who is that next person to put into that universe? And then you've got to find a script and story that's good enough to not repeat what's been done but will capture the spirit of it and keep it going."
For Lee, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would be the ideal candidate to headline a third Space Jam. It certainly would make more sense to see the series drop basketball and embrace a different sport after three movies. I could also definitely see Johnson rounding up the Looney Tunes for a massive WWE-style cage match.
"It would be different," Lee admitted. "I'm not exactly sure what his skill set would be, maybe he goes back to wrestling. That might be interesting."
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