Check Out the New Trailer for LeBron James' Upcoming Comedy 'Space Jam: A New Legacy'


| LAST UPDATE 06/11/2021

By Molly Houghton
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If you've been impatiently waiting for July 16 - AKA the release date of Space Jam: A New Legacy - then we have some good news. A second trailer just dropped to help us pass the time until premiere day a bit faster. Here are all of the details.

The upcoming film is a sequel to the original 1996 family-comedy starring Michael Jordan. The hit animated movie followed the athlete's adventures as he is abducted by Looney Tunes' Bugs Bunny and asked to play a game of ball against criminal aliens, the Nerdlucks. The 90s classic grossed a whopping $90.5 million in the U.S. and Canada and another $159.7 million in other territories.

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So it's safe to say there are a lot of fans excitedly awaiting July 16. The film's 21st-century sequel is directed by Girls Trip's Malcolm D. Lee, so we've got our expectations set high. The movie's latest trailer just dropped and proves basketball legend Lebron James can rock our screens on and off the court.

But don't worry, we will still see the sport's icon shoot for the net plenty of times in A New Legacy. The highly-anticipated sequel centers on Lebron as he fights for the return of his son, who a virtual space villain has kidnaped. The basketball champion joins the Looney Tunes gang to win a game against the video game world's evil leader.

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But the comedy is about more than laughs and basketball; it has a sweeter message beneath the LOL-worthy moments. We see LeBron's journey as he comes to terms with his son Dom (Cedric Joe) wanting to become a video game developer rather than following James's athletic footsteps.

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"There are parents who want to push their kids to do certain things because this is what they do," the father-of-three explained to Entertainment Weekly. "But sometimes you have to look into a kid and be able to have an open mind and ear to help them become the thing they've dreamed of." The celebrated athlete isn't the only familiar face on the A-List cast - Michael B. Jordan, Jim Carrey, and Zendaya all star in the epic new film.