The name Space Jam is directly related to basketball. First, in the ’90s, it was Michael Jordan who led the Looney Tunes to defeat the aliens. Then, most recently, it was LeBron James who led the Tune Squad in Space Jam: A New Legacy.
For the sequel to the film’s July 16 premiere, the story will change basketball for another sport and its well-known protagonist. Bugs Bunny, Lucas and the rest of the characters will go on a new wrestling adventure, with Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock or The Rock in Hollywood.
Black Adam’s protagonist is director Malcolm D. Lee’s favorite for a potential sequel, although it hasn’t been confirmed by Warner Brothers, the director already has a clear idea of what the sequel could be.
Dwayne Johnson “Interesting Choice”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly (EW), the director spoke about a possible sequel to Space Jam: A New Legacy and insisted that it will depend on how fans of the installment respond with LeBron James.
“never say never. It’s all going to have to do with how fans respond to this second in a positive way.. But I think the standard was set high in the first installment with world famous superstar Michael Jordan, and now with his natural successor: LeBron James, who transcends the sports world.He explains to me.
About who could be the hero of the next part with Looney Tunes, the director said: “You have to think:”Who will be the next person to put him in this universe?“
“And then you have to find a script and story that is good enough not to repeat what has already been done, but which captures the spirit of the franchise and keeps going.
In terms of the hypothetical plot, given La Roca’s personality and history as a wrestler, Malcolm D. Lee considers changing basketball to wrestling as a starting point.
“Dwayne Johnson would be an interesting option for a sequel, to do something different. I’m not entirely sure of his abilities, maybe it’s his return to wrestling. This might be interesting“.
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