While we’re still not sure why someone thought “Space Jam” needed a remake, a new trailer for the film just released. Starring LeBron James, the live-action-animated hybrid film looks to continue the sporting tradition of the Tune Squad vs the Monstaaars.
This official trailer for “Space Jam: A New Legacy” also offers us our first look at James in animated form.
And, Mr. Bugs Bunny wearing Marvin the Martian’s helmet?
But. Why the heck does Iron Giant show up? Not that we’re complaining, because we LOVE him. It’s just…odd. Kinda like how in one shot on the court, you can see Droogs from “A Clockwork Orange,” some notable “Game of Thrones” characters, and even a War Boy from “Mad Mad: Fury Road.” The Scooby Doo gang is there, as well as Fred Flintstone and his big purple ride. If you squint, you can also see Cheetara from “ThunderCats.” It’s almost like “Ready Player One” decided to add basketball?
This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even ‘King’ James by playing the game their own way.
You can see the previous news about “Space Jam: A New Legacy” here, and check out the trailer below:
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” is set to hit HBO Max on July 16th, 2021 as well as theatrically that same day.