If the latest production leak is to be believed, Space Jam 2 may include classic Warner Bros. characters such Joker, Jim Carrey’s The Mask and many more.
The Lebron James-starring sequel to the original classic may be including more than the typical Looney Tunes. Images from the film surfaced on Instagram yesterday featuring several pop culture icons from the WB library. Although he images are convincing, we have not been able to confirm the veracity of the leak. Nonetheless, check them out below.
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(update: I've posted the leaked footage on my account) NO WAY, NO F**KING WAY, THERE'S NO WAY WE'RE GETTING THE JOKER, PENNYWISE AND THE F**KING MASK IN #SPACEJAM2 . GUESS LETO'S NOT GETTING RECASTED 😱😱😱 IF JIM CARREY IS NOT RETURNING AS THE MASK, I'M LITERALLY GONNA KILL MYSELF!!!! CAN'T BELIEVE NO ONE HAS POSTED THIS EXCEPT ME ( 𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 @dcuverse )
It’s unclear if the original actors, such as Jim Carrey or Jared Leto, will return to portray the iconic characters in the upcoming film. If so, it would be safe to assume they’re minor roles, not dissimilar to the cameos of the many basketball stars set to appear.
Starring Lebron James, the basketball icon also produces alongside Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler. Malcom D. Lee (Girls Trip) helms the film after the original director, Terence Nance, left the project in 2019 after several weeks of principal photography. The long-gestating sequel to the 1996 film will come after years of development through various filmmakers, with Lebron James at the forefront of the effort.
Do you think expanding the roster is the way to go? Or do you think they should keep it to select animated characters? Let us know in the comments below!
Space Jam 2 is set to be released on July 16, 2021.
The film stars LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green and Eric Bauza.