The long-awaited Space Jam sequel is officially on the way.
With LeBron James set to fill Michael Jordan’s shoes as the film’s star, more information has been released about who will be behind the scenes thanks to a photo posted by James’ and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Ent. company.
On top of Bron and director Terence Nance, it’s been revealed that Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has also signed on to produce the Space Jam sequel.
“I loved his vision for Black Panther,” James told The Hollywood Reporter while noting that when he was a kid growing up in Akron, Ohio, there were no black superheroes. “So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing.”
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” he continued. “It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”
Production on Space Jam 2 is executed to begin in 2019.