Ryan Coogler to Produce LeBron James’ Space Jam Sequel

Ryan Coogler to Produce LeBron James’ Space Jam Sequel

"Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the "Space Jam 2" team.

Coogler's name was included in a photo tweeted out Wednesday by SpringHill Entertainment, the entertainment company founded by National Basketball Association star LeBron James. Also announced was director Terence Nance, who is best known for HBO's Random Acts of Flyness.

Production on the film will begin in 2019 during the National Basketball Association offseason.

Coogler is a graduate of Sacramento State.

"Space Jam 2′ has a team".

The original Space Jam mixed live action and animation, featuring basketball star Michael Jordan alongside the Looney Tunes cartoon characters.

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Best friend and super-agent Maverick Carter is on board with the film as well, serving as a producer as part of LeBron's SpringHill Entertainment. And indeed, The Hollywood Reporter said on Wednesday that Coogler has been attached to the picture and James, who spoke publicly about the importance of Black Panther to people of color, raved about him. "So there's a logistical challenge but also creatively, to do a sequel 20 years later with a new cast and also to be able to, in a relevant way, bring the Looney Tunes back".

"James" most recent acting role on the big screen was 2015's Trainwreck, alongside with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader.

However, according to Uproxx, "Space Jam 2" might not be a direct sequel to the original film.

It was also was a financial success, nearly tripling its $80million budget to reap $230million at the box office, and remains to this day the highest ever grossing basketball film.

It showed a locker room, with cubbies labeled B. Bunny (point guard) and L. James (small forward). Let us know what you think in the comments.

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