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15 July, 2021 - 11:00pm
Space Jam: A New Legacy director Malcolm D. Lee was trying to get a video game feel for the upcoming movie. He and some of the cast sat down with SLAM to talk about the Serververse and the battle on the hardwood. LeBron James’ feature has become widely discussed on social media and the scope of this project can’t be understated. Warner Bros. is letting this creative team harness an unprecedented amount of properties to populate those stands for the new Space Jam. “For me, it was like, Let’s have as much of a technical and fun video game experience,” Lee told the publication. “I wanted to make it a very immersive experience, you know, as if we were all at the game as audience members.” The director also had a hysterical story about his star channeling video games for his performance.
“I remember one moment, one of our motion capture performers had to throw LeBron an alley-oop, and we put the camera behind the basket,” Lee says. “So, it was a very small window to get the shot. So, I said, Hey, don’t throw it too high. And LeBron said, Too high? That was after the third take because the first two takes weren’t quite there. So, LeBron caught it kind of high and really just threw his arm back and threw it down and I jumped out of my seat. And he didn’t say anything after that, but I know he wanted to say, Was that too high? And I loved it because I wasn’t really trying to motivate him, but it was kind of a happy accident.”
Check out Warner Bros. description of A New Legacy right here: "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 mash-up 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."
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12 July, 2021 - 02:09pm
Epic Games revealed the new outfits and matching accessories in a post to Fortnite's official blog: there's Tune Squad LeBron, which features his team uniform from Space Jam: A New Legacy, and then there's the minimally named LeBron James outfit - which is anything but minimally styled. It includes a suit coat accented with metallic ornaments and a levitating crown, and an edit slider allows you to control just how gold you want the outfit to look. Tune Squad LeBron also sports a casual Taco Tuesday variation if you want to look a little more approachable (however you may personally feel about the Lakers, it's tough to not get excited for tacos).
Did I mention that the LeBron skin has him wearing a jacket over a hoodie over a dress shirt and tie? It is truly something else. That's the part my eye keeps getting drawn to, not the golden lion pauldrons with glowing eyes, which is saying something.
In any case, Fortnite will also be the first place to find James' upcoming Nike LeBron 19 shoes, with each outfit variation sporting its own colorway. That's Fortnite, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Nike, and LeBron James himself all tied up in one dizzying cross-franchise collaboration that probably kept several firms worth of corporate attorneys fully booked for at least a fiscal quarter.
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12 July, 2021 - 11:51am
Mid-90s me is so freaking out.
You may recall that back in 1996, the legends known as Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny created an iconic live-action/animated movie by the name of Space Jam that would be loved by many for years to come. With that release—which brought in over $250 million at the box office—came with a slew of amazing merchandise including apparel, pillows, backpacks, and, of course, toys. In true '90s fast food fashion, some of those toys found their way into the McDonald's Happy Meals. If you weren't someone who was able to get some of those toys back then, you're in luck—Mickey D's has brought them back for a second time!
In honor of the upcoming Space Jam sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy, McDonald's is bringing back the toys to Happy Meals for a limited time only. Excited? You should be! The new Happy Meals will feature the entire Looney Tunes gang from the upcoming film including Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, and more. Of course, LeBron James—who is taking over the starring role MJ once held—will get the toy treatment too.
Space Jam: A New Legacy bounces into theaters and onto HBO Max Friday, July 16.
12 July, 2021 - 10:24am
Space Jam has built a wild legacy since its 1996 release. The movie — which unites Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes — was a box office underperformer and critical misfire. But in the years since, it has become a cult classic as fans have grown up with it. The film is also once again relevant, especially with the upcoming sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy. But many fans might not realize Spike Lee almost worked on the first movie.
Moviegoers might have been surprised to see Jordan share top billing with Bugs Bunny. But back in the 1990s, that leap wasn’t nearly as wide as it now seems. In fact, the legendary basketball star and animated icon already worked together prior to their co-starring gig as the Tune Squad team leaders in Space Jam.
In the early 1990s, Jordan and, um, Bunny shared the small screen in a pair of television commercials for Nike. The two commercials see the pair share the court, facing off against first human opponents and later aliens. In the latter commercial, their adversaries are led by Marvin the Martian. But the premise for Space Jam is already present.
The animated/live-action hybrid doesn’t initially sound like something in Lee’s wheelhouse. However, the iconic director — who finally won a long overdue Academy Award for BlacKkKlansman in 2019 — is famously a huge basketball fan. So, in that regard, it makes sense why he’d want to work on the script. After all, so much of Space Jam centers on the NBA. But Warner Bros. wouldn’t allow it, according to director Joe Pytka.
“Spike Lee is a friend of mine, and he approached me to do a polish on the script,” Pytka told Entertainment Weekly in 2016. “I thought that Spike would have added some stuff that would have been cooler, but Warner Bros. didn’t want to deal with him because of their issues with him when they did Malcolm X together. Remember, Spike got his friends to put money into finishing Malcolm X and the corporation hated the fact that he did that.”
As reported by The New York Times, Lee did announce he reached out to several key members of the Black community to complete work on 1992’s Malcolm X. Starring Denzel Washington, the biopic of the esteemed civil rights leader remains one of Lee’s most iconic films. Since Lee has worked extensively in both comedy and drama, it’s hard to imagine his involvement wouldn’t have improved Space Jam.
In the years since Space Jam hit theaters, Warner Bros. tried to develop a sequel. But with Space Jam: A New Legacy, fans hoping to see the Looney Tunes return to the court finally get their wish. This time around, LeBron James leads the cast. The NBA superstar first caught moviegoers’ attention with a scene-stealing role in 2015 comedy Trainwreck.
Will longtime fans appreciate the 1990s nostalgia trip? Or will this sequel cater more to a new generation of potential fans? The world will find out soon enough. But after 25 years of speculation, at least the journey to the inevitable Space Jam sequel is over. The movie hits theaters and HBO Max on July 16, 2021.