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‘Space Jam 2’ release date, cast, plot: Movie premieres 2 years from now; 1st trailer comes out in 2019?

From the trailer of "Space Jam." | Photo via Movieclips Classic Trailers/YouTube screenshot

The sequel movie project “Space Jam 2” has been in the pipeline for years. But it is starting to take actual shape as filming has apparently started this summer making it possible to maintain its initial release date set exactly two years from now.

The first movie with the same title, starring Michael Jordan, was released in 1996. It was a massive box office success that a sequel was planned as soon as 1997. However, the project went through several production changes over the years until “Space Jam 2” was officially announced by Warner Bros. in 2014 while also confirming that NBA superstar and “Space Jam” fan LeBron James will headline the new cast.

‘Space Jam 2’ release date, cast

Several details remain under wraps including other voice cast members and the sequel’s plot. But news sources such as IMDb lists the “Space Jam 2” release date as July 16, 2021. Producers have yet to confirm this information, but it is possible the said date is a tentative premiere schedule and may or may not be changed depending on how the production is going to go in the coming months.

Reports that James and other notable NBA players have come together to start filming came out this month. Just recently, Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Don Cheadle was reportedly part of “Space Jam 2.” James later confirmed the report telling his over 43 million Twitter followers that they were filming together last week.

Other confirmed cast members are “Star Trek: Discovery” star Sonequa Martin-Green as James’ wife and businesswoman, Savannah James. NBA players Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, are expected to star alongside WNBA players Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike, and Chiney Ogwumike.

Renowned Looney Tunes voice actor Eric Bauza joins “Space Jam 2” as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. But the voice actor for Lola Bunny is still unknown.

‘Space Jam 2’ trailer, plot: 1st teaser hopefully drops this year

With the mentioned release date, fans will still have to wait a couple of years to watch “Space Jam 2.” But teaser trailers will certainly come much earlier. James, the main star of the movie, will obviously have to make sure he finishes filming this summer. He has to go train with the Los Angeles Lakers before the NBA season 2019-20 kicks off in October.

With James and other cast members already hard at work in filming “Space Jam 2,” fans can hope they end up having enough content to put the movie’s first teaser trailer soon. If that would be the case, a promo video could be released before the year ends.

As mentioned, the plot is still a secret to fans. However, Jordan shared a short video in 2016 that says the Monstars are coming back. So the team of animated villains is certainly coming back for “Space Jam 2” and face a new generation of NBA players on the court.

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