SpringHill Entertainment releases team for 'Space Jam 2'

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Black Panther co-writer/director Ryan Coogler has signed on to produce Warner Bros.'s Space Jam sequel, joining basketball player/actor LeBron James and the fictional Bugs Bunny.

The news was announced on the Twitter and Instagram accounts belonging to James' SpringHill Entertainment. Coogler has directed recent hits such as "Black Panther", "Creed" and "Fruitvale Station" - all of which star Michael B. Jordan. Not only did Black Panther break ground as a superhero movie from a black perspective with a black cast, but it has set a number of box office benchmarks on its way to grossing $1.34 billion worldwide - including becoming the highest grossing film by a black director.

Nance is most well-known for creating the HBO series Random Acts of Flyness, which debuted on the cable network in August 2018.

James said that he was impressed by Black Panther and that as a kid growing up in OH, he didn't see any black superheroes.

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Space Jam 2, the sequel to the classic "90s basketball movie starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes, will finally get a sequel. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people". "For Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it's wonderful", the soon-to-be Los Angeles Laker said.

The locker room teaser image also includes a LeBron 15, though it's hard to imagine Nike will pass up the opportunity to introduce a Space Jam-themed colorway of LeBron's latest.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, work on the film is expected to begin in 2019.

The current expectation is filming for the "Space Jam" will not being until the 2019 National Basketball Association offseason.

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