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KB-Pau-DH2012
09-01-2012, 04:28 PM
http://screenrant.com/lebron-james-space-jam-2/


With the NBA regular season still a couple of months away, it’s understandable that LeBron James might get bored from time to time. That was certainly the case Sunday night, as James decided to entertain his Twitter followers and himself by answering questions. As he humored his fans, he made an announcement that got people talking and excited: LeBron James wants to star in Space Jam 2.

“Do you love Space Jam?” asked Parletoo via Twitter.

“Love that movie. Wish I could do Space Jam 2!” replied James.

A seemingly innocent question may have gotten the Warner Bros. execs thinking seriously about it. Although there is currently no word of a sequel to the 1996 film Space Jame being in production, there are plenty of reasons why it could be and should be.

The original film featured an animated Looney Toons cast and live-action basketball star Michael Jordan playing b-ball against a team of monster aliens for their freedom; it debuted at #1 in the U.S. and went on to make $230 million worldwide. Its commercial success was backed by a killer soundtrack that featured R. Kelly’s “I Believe I can Fly” and the rare film presence of its star, Michael Jordan. Jordan was retired from the NBA at the time, which I’m sure aided in the film’s appeal to basketball fans who missed him.

James was obviously one of those fans, as the current Miami Heat star was eleven when Space Jam came out. There is now an entire generation of people his age who fondly remember Space Jam and who would probably see a sequel with today’s Michael Jordan - and that’s (arguably) James.

The Looney Toons crew has proved to be timeless, and Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and co. wouldn’t be too hard to get on board for aSpace Jam sequel. You just need the artists and voiceover actors to make it all work.

There’s also no question that James could roundup a cast of his pals from the NBA to fill out the rest of the onscreen team. Compared to the original’s lineup of Shawn Bradley, Muggsy Bouges, Larry Johnson, Pat Ewing and Charles Barkley, guys like Dirk Nowitzki, (Like Mike) Metta World Peace, (Think Like a Man) and Steve Nash (Life as We Know It) have some actual acting experience. And if you want to question James’ chops, don’t forget all the hilarious Nike commercials where he played different versions of himself.

If LeBron really wants to be remembered as better than Jordan, maybe Space Jam 2 is the ticket?

JNoel
09-01-2012, 04:29 PM
That would be pretty cool.

ElFuturoDeESPN
09-01-2012, 04:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc

xxplayerxx23
09-01-2012, 04:35 PM
Do it.

RLundi
09-01-2012, 04:35 PM
Yes!

king4day
09-01-2012, 04:37 PM
MJ was loved. Lebron has just as many haters (if not more) than people who like him. It's a risk to make an expensive movie that people may not go see simply out of their hatred for James.

Maybe in a few yearsif his images improves more.

KB-Pau-DH2012
09-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Do It For the Kids! :laugh:

smiddy012
09-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Lebron must have saw my sig. Although the idea of Lebron facing a bunch of stars who colluded to beat him is.... not without a sense of irony, as Morpheus would say.

uprightciti
09-01-2012, 04:45 PM
Lebron melo Dwight

Avenged
09-01-2012, 04:46 PM
Nah.

He should do his own movie though.

justinnum1
09-01-2012, 04:47 PM
he should do it, would be awesome

xxplayerxx23
09-01-2012, 04:49 PM
I hate Lebron but Id go see it. :shrug:

PrettyBoyJ
09-01-2012, 04:50 PM
For some reason I think this would do more harm then good.. All the Bron haters would tr and spin this into him desperately wanting to be like MJ

Mr_Jones
09-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Even if people hate him, they would still see it..

MiamiBoy77
09-01-2012, 04:59 PM
they should do it, have him choke, and have the monstars win

NYkillaPriest
09-01-2012, 05:00 PM
With Kevin Durant having a Space Jam/Like Mike movie he may have stole James opportunity. He could still make a Space Jam 2 but then he would have to deal with he copied MJ or Durant.

Ebbs
09-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Yes please dirk too. Make a joke about how dirk, LeBron and Nash all got rings one year after another

KB-Pau-DH2012
09-01-2012, 05:19 PM
I hope they do put Metta in the movie so he can elbow a few MONSTARS.

Although, Metta looks like a MONSTAR himself so...

IndyRealist
09-01-2012, 05:19 PM
MJ was loved. Lebron has just as many haters (if not more) than people who like him. It's a risk to make an expensive movie that people may not go see simply out of their hatred for James.

Maybe in a few yearsif his images improves more.

MJ was pretty hated by large segments of the fan base. Lakers, Celtics, Pistons, Knicks, Pacers, and Blazers fans off the top of my head.

Sadds The Gr8
09-01-2012, 05:20 PM
that would ****in suck. Space Jam shouldn't be touched. leave it alone. Only MJ could pull it off.

metswon69
09-01-2012, 05:20 PM
The MJ one is such a product of my childhood that i don't expect it to be any better than the original.

Not that the first one was any good lol :)

But Bill Murray makes that movie for me so let's hope for another cameo by Bill!!

JasonJohnHorn
09-01-2012, 05:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j71HTYEuos8

This is what LBJ's "Space Jam2" would end up looking like. At half time he would switch teams and join the MonSTARS because he wants to be playing with the winner.

smith&wesson
09-01-2012, 05:22 PM
id take my lil cousins to watch it. it would be cool

StarvingKnick22
09-01-2012, 05:24 PM
how abut he makes his own movie

naps
09-01-2012, 05:27 PM
MJ was loved. Lebron has just as many haters (if not more) than people who like him. It's a risk to make an expensive movie that people may not go see simply out of their hatred for James.

Maybe in a few yearsif his images improves more.

Wrong. Most of his haters will book ticket before his diehard fans do. That's how LeBron James effect works.

Ezio
09-01-2012, 05:29 PM
Don't think Looney Tunes wants him.

KB-Pau-DH2012
09-01-2012, 05:36 PM
I would go watch LeBron in Space Jam 2, I think it'd be pretty fun. He and Bugs Bunny would be hilarious. As I said, it'd be great for the kids, just pure laughter and entertainment.

We have to get today's NBA players sorta out there to the general public. Guys like LeBron, KD or Dwight would be fitting.

FraziersKnicks
09-01-2012, 05:47 PM
LeBron's comes across as one of the funniest guys in the league... I have no doubt he could pull it off very well.

StarvingKnick22
09-01-2012, 05:59 PM
Don't think Looney Tunes wants him.

Why would you qoute me in your sig, you think Kyrie Irving is a Superstar?

lilchuckdoubles
09-01-2012, 06:00 PM
:laugh::laugh:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc

my thoughts exactly!!:D

last stand
09-01-2012, 06:21 PM
have it be lebron and kobe as costars. that way you have half the basketball world going to watch lebron and the other half going to watch kobe. problem solved

pd1dish
09-01-2012, 06:32 PM
i cant believe ANYONE is supporting this...Lebron hater or not..

it would be a shame to remake this movie or even to do a sequel. the original was so good and such a huge memory of my childhood, i think it would just be a joke. remaking classics is always a mistake unless a great writer, director, and actor are behind it and Space Jam 2 wont have any of those.

i wouldnt even see this movie if it were made.

JasonJohnHorn
09-01-2012, 06:32 PM
have it be lebron and kobe as costars. that way you have half the basketball world going to watch lebron and the other half going to watch kobe. problem solved

I wouldn't go to watch either... now Tim Duncan on the other hand...

netsgiantsyanks
09-01-2012, 06:37 PM
no.

--23--
09-01-2012, 06:49 PM
No he shouldn't do it, make his own movie.

topdog
09-01-2012, 06:52 PM
I'm not sure what kind of plot you could concoct to make a sequel, but it would be interesting for sure. Heck, Durant did "Thunderstruck" and we've seen that premise done over and over again.

Raps08-09 Champ
09-01-2012, 06:55 PM
Whoever stars in SJ2, I won't watch.

This sequel would probably suck.

ztilzer31
09-01-2012, 06:56 PM
i cant believe ANYONE is supporting this...Lebron hater or not..

it would be a shame to remake this movie or even to do a sequel. the original was so good and such a huge memory of my childhood, i think it would just be a joke. remaking classics is always a mistake unless a great writer, director, and actor are behind it and Space Jam 2 wont have any of those.

i wouldnt even see this movie if it were made.

OMG lol dude chill. They're talking about making a sequel to SPACE JAM not Pulp Fiction. If you can't differentiate a movie 15 years apart as completely separate maybe you should turn off your Lebron hate blinders you have on.

ztilzer31
09-01-2012, 07:01 PM
The whole idea that a bad sequel ruins a previous movie is a problem with you not with the movie. The Matrix is still one of my favorite movies. I don't dislike it because the next 2 were trash.

LAKERMANIA
09-01-2012, 07:02 PM
I wouldn't like that, I'm sure it would make a lot of money which would be the point, but Space Jam is a classic, and you can't replace Mike..

KB-Pau-DH2012
09-01-2012, 07:08 PM
i cant believe ANYONE is supporting this...Lebron hater or not..

it would be a shame to remake this movie or even to do a sequel. the original was so good and such a huge memory of my childhood, i think it would just be a joke. remaking classics is always a mistake unless a great writer, director, and actor are behind it and Space Jam 2 wont have any of those.

i wouldnt even see this movie if it were made.

Get off MJ's Ballz. :laugh2:

justinnum1
09-01-2012, 07:28 PM
i cant believe ANYONE is supporting this...Lebron hater or not..

it would be a shame to remake this movie or even to do a sequel. the original was so good and such a huge memory of my childhood, i think it would just be a joke. remaking classics is always a mistake unless a great writer, director, and actor are behind it and Space Jam 2 wont have any of those.

i wouldnt even see this movie if it were made.

Cool story. But millions of kids would and they would probably love it.

dee279
09-01-2012, 08:00 PM
Id want to too Lebron! Ill Allow you to be my stunt double

dee279
09-01-2012, 08:06 PM
Considering Space Jam was basically a Looney tune cartoon with a couple of real people in it, and it didnt suck then eventhough they only had a couple real actors in it, and MJ was horrible in acting in his own right, i doubt SJ2 would suck. Lebron would probably make it also funny and we can actually laugh at the nBA player too in the movie. MJ just was never cut out for acting, but it was still a really good movie.

faridk89
09-01-2012, 08:19 PM
they should do it, have him choke, and have the monstars win

Nah he should play for the monsters and loose to Kevin Durant and the good guys :)

NYKalltheway
09-01-2012, 08:41 PM
Lebron should do a movie with the Teletubbies

meloman1592
09-01-2012, 08:42 PM
I dont like Lebron but I'd watch that ****

JNA17
09-01-2012, 09:28 PM
Lebron would quit on the Toon Squad in the end of the first half and join the Monstars. Terrible idea.

Davidgta1
09-01-2012, 09:57 PM
I would love to see another space jam.

Davidgta1
09-01-2012, 09:57 PM
Lebron would quit on the Toon Squad in the end of the first half and join the Monstars. Terrible idea.

Lol

#Shumpert Up
09-01-2012, 10:13 PM
instead of battling the monstars in an epic showdown for freedom lebron can verse the cleavlanders for his life in a hunger games arena LOLOL

BKdoubleStacker
09-01-2012, 10:17 PM
Lebron would quit on the Toon Squad in the end of the first half and join the Monstars. Terrible idea.

lawls

post of the day

MrfadeawayJB
09-01-2012, 10:18 PM
Cant be as bad as "thunderstruck" will probably be

Gritz
09-01-2012, 10:24 PM
Space Jam James'?

Losoway
09-01-2012, 11:15 PM
the best joke i seen so far is - he might quit and join up with the monsters

lmao

KnickNyKnick
09-01-2012, 11:21 PM
gonna have to wait until hes fully bald to fit the role

justinnum1
09-01-2012, 11:25 PM
he will just wear the head band the for the whole movie

UnWantedTheory
09-01-2012, 11:36 PM
For some reason I think this would do more harm then good.. All the Bron haters would tr and spin this into him desperately wanting to be like MJ

I'm not really a Bron hater, but wouldn't that technically be the case?

ManningToTyree
09-01-2012, 11:36 PM
this is interesting. Loved Space Jam

Fly
09-01-2012, 11:43 PM
they should do it, have him choke, and have the monstars win

:laugh: love this

metsbulls1025
09-01-2012, 11:53 PM
At half time the Monstars go recruit Michael Jordan and Bill Murray and run away with the game.

HesterJordan23
09-02-2012, 01:13 AM
even though i still dont like lebron, i do respect him but he needs to do his own movie which i wont watch either

Jarvo
09-02-2012, 02:51 PM
Nah.

He should do his own movie though.

Like that god awful Kevin Durant movie?

Mave1002
09-02-2012, 08:54 PM
Yep, hed fit the role of the green monstar.
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs50/f/2009/309/b/e/Space_Jam_by_darkartist3.jpg

sixer04fan
09-02-2012, 10:18 PM
That awkward moment when he'd leave the toon squad in the middle of the movie to play with the monstars...

TheRunKiller
09-03-2012, 12:34 AM
Space jam is a classic that should never be remade

KB-Pau-DH2012
09-03-2012, 12:40 AM
Space jam is a classic that should never be remade

It wouldn't be a remake, it'd be a sequel.

NBA-GMaster
09-03-2012, 12:50 AM
The moonstar will stole talents from CP3,Wade, Melo, Blake,Bosh.. then MJ will help the toonstars and shoot the winning shot.. OH YEAH!! LeBron and Jordan @ the same team.. :clap: MJ steals the show..

BlinkManJan02
09-03-2012, 01:05 AM
I'm not a fan of him either but I think that would be a good idea. Looking back at the movie 10 years after he retires would be weird.

b@llhog24
09-03-2012, 01:29 AM
i cant believe ANYONE is supporting this...Lebron hater or not..

it would be a shame to remake this movie or even to do a sequel. the original was so good and such a huge memory of my childhood, i think it would just be a joke. remaking classics is always a mistake unless a great writer, director, and actor are behind it and Space Jam 2 wont have any of those.

i wouldnt even see this movie if it were made.

Must suck to be you then.


I wouldn't go to watch either... now Tim Duncan on the other hand...

No. (http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/007/423/untitle.JPG)

The goods
09-03-2012, 01:30 AM
they should do it, have him choke, and have the monstars win

Hahahaha

The goods
09-03-2012, 01:30 AM
Mmmm no space jam doesn't need a sequel,plus the way the movie was set up with him leaving basketball for baseball was perfect timing and played into the movie.
LeBron should do his own project.

KB24PG16
09-03-2012, 01:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j71HTYEuos8

This is what LBJ's "Space Jam2" would end up looking like. At half time he would switch teams and join the MonSTARS because he wants to be playing with the winner.

:laugh2:

Hawkize31
09-03-2012, 01:42 AM
MJ was loved. Lebron has just as many haters (if not more) than people who like him. It's a risk to make an expensive movie that people may not go see simply out of their hatred for James.

Maybe in a few yearsif his images improves more.

Space Jam is a kids/family movie. Box office sales for a Lebron James Space Jam 2 would be mostly unaffected by some NBA fans dislike of James.

bucketss
09-03-2012, 01:52 AM
MJ was loved. Lebron has just as many haters (if not more) than people who like him. It's a risk to make an expensive movie that people may not go see simply out of their hatred for James.

Maybe in a few yearsif his images improves more.
everyone hates him now but they can't stop talking about him and watching him, lebron is a polarizing figure in the sports world im sure many would tune in.

ChI_ShIzzLe
09-03-2012, 02:17 AM
Of course he should do it. In fact him, Wade and the Dinosaur should play the role of the villainous monstars, while KD plays Jordan's role with the Looney Tunes.

masTOR_shake1
09-03-2012, 02:22 AM
they should do it, have him choke, and have the monstars win

no doubt, after which he'll sign with the monstars after having played with the tunesquad for 7 years.

John Walls Era
09-03-2012, 03:29 AM
I like Lebron, but have it so that he has to join the Monstars to beat the Looney Tunes.

TmacBryant
09-03-2012, 04:00 AM
Kobe should be in 2 and Lebron can be in 3.

3ballbomber
09-03-2012, 05:28 AM
Of course he should do it. In fact him, Wade and the Dinosaur should play the role of the villainous monstars, while KD plays Jordan's role with the Looney Tunes.
word up!

3ballbomber
09-03-2012, 05:28 AM
no doubt, after which he'll sign with the monstars after having played with the tunesquad for 7 years.

that would be the proper Lebron twist that Hollywood may like.

Antipod
09-03-2012, 07:11 AM
Get a couple of rings more, then do it :D

KingsPhillies
09-03-2012, 11:11 AM
that would ****in suck. Space Jam shouldn't be touched. leave it alone. Only MJ could pull it off.

THANK you! I hate it when they tarish perfectly good movies with crap sequals. The real-life legacy of MJ was a huge plot-point in the movie. No one in the league, LeBron included, can match that. I can see it now: they would try way too hard, and it would be underwhelming and unfunny. The only thing that could even possibly make a Space Jam sequal entertaining at all is the return of Bill Murray. Unless they can get Bill Murray to come back, there's no point in even giving this another thought. Just my two cents...

charlies_angels
09-03-2012, 11:18 AM
I really hope he do space jam 2 this would be awesome.

LoveMeOrHateMe
09-03-2012, 11:39 AM
Im not hating but space jam 2 should be done by Kobe...
I mean Jordan did it in his early to late 30's same as Kobe's age right now, Kobes game resembles Jordan's so much that a difference between Jordan and Kobe wouldn't be that much different, plus Kobe's clutch he'll beat those ugly monsters at the end lol

tr3ymill3r
09-03-2012, 11:45 AM
I'm 26 and I would go stand in line to go see this movie.

Vincent33
09-03-2012, 11:52 AM
If he wants to do it and Warner Bros. wants to do another sequel...why not?

I don't know how they're going to replace the on screen chemistry between Jordan and Bill Murray or Jordan/Murray/Bird...big shoes to fill.

SmartCritic2007
09-03-2012, 11:55 AM
Actually Lebron is the wrong person to do space jam it needs to be Kobe Bryant and michael Jordan coming back as a coach! But no monstars. Something else.

effen5
09-03-2012, 11:57 AM
Actually Lebron is the wrong person to do space jam it needs to be Kobe Bryant and michael Jordan coming back as a coach! But no monstars. Something else.

I agree, it really should be Kobe Bryant.

CubsBullsBucs
09-03-2012, 12:11 PM
agreed. kobe the star with mj coming back to give kobe advice on how to win. then kobe beats lebron wade bosh and all the other monsters. the problem with this though is that this is going to happen in real life, so the kids should just watch ESPN instead of spending money at the theater. have ilgauskas be the tall and skinny monster! and eddy curry the fat one!

CEasFiRe
09-03-2012, 12:31 PM
id actually go see it..

Caveman508
09-03-2012, 11:33 PM
No, absolutely not...**** that

KnickaBocka.44
09-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Lebron ain't Mike. Never will be. Just...stop.

kjoke
09-04-2012, 01:05 AM
I would only see it if Bill Murray was in it.

BKLYNpigeon
09-04-2012, 02:01 AM
i wouldnt pay $12.50 to see it here in nyc

I might consider it as a Bit Torrent Download though.

Showtime Steve
09-04-2012, 03:06 AM
No. Stop trying to compare and respect each for what they were. I understand he was being honest and wasnt (never know with MC calling the shots with lebron) trying to pitch anything, but stay your own path. We dont need "thunderstruck 2". Smh at durant.

toovey107
09-04-2012, 03:12 AM
Lebron James is funny?

*Superman*
09-04-2012, 03:15 AM
That awkward moment when LeBron James stars in Space Jam 2 & leaves the Toon Squad for the Monstars in the middle of the movie.http://twitter.com/SoVeryAwkward/status/216642914124693505

toovey107
09-04-2012, 03:17 AM
:laugh:

JeffG20
09-04-2012, 03:26 AM
Cant be as bad as "thunderstruck" will probably be

it wasent all that bad for a kids movie. Jim Belushi funny in it

Storch
09-04-2012, 04:26 AM
I would definitely see it just because it's Space Jam 2.

So many haters hating just for the sake of bashing lebron. Who cares it's a movie. And if you grew up with Space Jam as one of your favorite childhood movies then you will definitely come see this one if it comes out.

As far as suggesting others for the role, I think Shaq should do Space Jam 2 even though he's retired already, he's a funny guy and has experience in making films. He would fit in great with the looney toons.

FKNRUEHH925
09-04-2012, 06:57 AM
Only way I'm ok with this is if they let Bill Murray be in it again!

JoyRide
09-04-2012, 07:59 AM
if i'm the director , i would make sure they make fun of Lebron's headband in the movie , epic :p

BobbyHillSwag
09-04-2012, 08:29 AM
I think carmelo should do it he's better suited

KnickaBocka.44
09-04-2012, 12:02 PM
I would definitely see it just because it's Space Jam 2.

So many haters hating just for the sake of bashing lebron. Who cares it's a movie. And if you grew up with Space Jam as one of your favorite childhood movies then you will definitely come see this one if it comes out.

As far as suggesting others for the role, I think Shaq should do Space Jam 2 even though he's retired already, he's a funny guy and has experience in making films. He would fit in great with the looney toons.

No, see, you've got it wrong. Space Jam WAS one of my favorite movies, and I don't like my favorite sh** from my childhood being bastardized later on in life and completely ruining the memories I have of the things I did enjoy.

richiesaurus310
09-06-2012, 11:46 PM
Just have the monstars take the talent of the lakers starting 5

rex.reyesiii
09-07-2012, 01:57 AM
they should make a darker version then ala Snow White, Kristen Stewart should be in it too :-X

Gram
09-07-2012, 01:14 PM
they should do it, have him choke, and have the monstars win

:laugh2:

Im_in_Mia_bish
09-07-2012, 01:16 PM
hmm. i say do it.

Da Knicks
09-07-2012, 01:40 PM
I would watch if Lebron played for the Monstars it just would make so much more sense...

Vinny642
09-07-2012, 01:49 PM
He would do it better than MJ

dh144498
09-07-2012, 02:06 PM
it seems like Lebron has disappeared again in the fourth quarter..... to go practice his lines in Space Jams 2.

zB_#85
09-07-2012, 02:45 PM
they can't do it with LeBron b/c then the aliens would win after LeBron chokes in the 4th quarter.

bearadonisdna
09-08-2012, 12:39 PM
So do i. But guess what? Neither one of us is Jordan.

Kashmir13579
09-08-2012, 12:40 PM
:pray:

This would be so effing dope.

Kashmir13579
09-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Bring back Bill Murray!