This morning brings our first official trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy, showing off story details and a whole bunch of WB cameos…
Seems kind of fitting that on this Easter weekend, we’ve got a movie trailer filled to the brim with WB IP-laden Easter eggs to find. From Jack Nicholson’s Joker, to War Boys, and even some ThunderCats, there’s a lot to see:
While it’s easy to focus on the insane amount of characters that make an appearance, I have to say this new Space Jam movie looks like a ridiculous amount of fun. I can’t say I was really looking forward to the film before, but consider my interest piqued.
Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. 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.
Space Jam: A New Legacy hits theaters and HBO Max on July 16, 2021.