Check out this fun new video which has been released by ESPN that takes a look at Space Jam: A New Legacy through the lens of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, which is called The Bunny & The GOAT. It talks about The GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) basketball player and star of the movie, LeBron James, teaming up with Bugs Bunny, and how the team dynamics were “all drama,” with James explaining the Tune Squad team-up as “easily the biggest challenge of my career.”
The video puts a serious spin on the athletics of the otherwise funny story. Check out the video below, and you can watch Space Jam: A New Legacy on HBO Max and in theaters on July 16, 2021.
Space Jam: A New Legacy was directed by Malcolm D. Lee (of Barbershop: The Next Cut, Girls Trip, Night School). “When LeBron and his young son Dom (Cedric Joe) 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.”
The film is being produced by Ryan Coogler and also stars Star Trek: Discovery‘s Sonequa Martin-Green who was cast as LeBron’s wife, Don Cheadle as the rogue AI named Al-G Rhythm, Ceyair Wright who plays the older son Darius, and Harper Leigh Alexander as his daughter Xosha, and Zendaya as the voice of the character Lola Bunny. Michael Jordan is also supposed to make an appearance.