Space Jam: A New Legacy (formerly known as Space Jam 2) is a 2021 upcoming American live-action/animated sports comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It will be a standalone sequel to the 1996 film Space Jam and stars NBA player LeBron James, as well as Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green. The film also features the Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, and Daffy Duck. James also acts as a producer alongside Ryan Coogler
Talks for a Space Jam sequel began after the release of the first film but eventually fell through due to Michael Jordan's refusal to return. Several possible spin-offs, focusing on other athletes, including Jeff Gordon, Tiger Woods, and Tony Hawk, were also discussed but never came to fruition. A LeBron James-led sequel was officially announced in 2014, and after several years of languishing, filming began under Terence Nance in June 2019 around Los Angeles. After a few weeks into filming, Nance left the project; Lee was hired to replace him in July 2019. Production wrapped in September 2019.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 16, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will mark the first theatrically released film to feature the Looney Tunes characters since the release of Looney Tunes: Back in Action in November 2003.
- LeBron James as Himself
- Alex Huetra as young Lebron James
- Don Cheadle as AI-G Rhythm
- Khris Davis
- Sonequa Martin- Green as Kamiyah James
- Ceyir J Wright as Darius James
- Cedric Joe as "Dom" James
- Harper Leigh Alexander as Xosha James
- Jim Carrey as The Mask
- Ben Affleck as Batman
- Henry Cavill as Superman
- Ian McKellen as Gandalf
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
- Jack Nicholson as Joker
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
- Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith
- Bill Skarsgård as It
- Riki Lindhome as The Wicked Witch of the West
Additionally, NBA play Champion, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Draymond Green, and Kyle Kuzma as well as WNBA players Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike, and Chiney Ogwumike are set to make cameo appearances.
- Jeff Bergman as Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorn, Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear and George Jetson
- Eric Bauza as Daffy Duck, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, Boo-Boo Bear
- Zendaya as Lola Bunny
- LeBron James as Himself (animated)
- Bob Bergen as Porky Pig
- Jim Cummings as Tasmanian Devil
- Fred Tatasciore as Yosemite Sam
- Billy West as Elmer Fudd
- Dee Bradley Baker as Gossamer
- Candi Milo as Granny
- Tress MacNeille as Penelope Pussycat
- Gabriel Iglesias as Speedy Gonzales
- Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo
- Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers
- Zach Efron as Fred Jones
- Gina Rodriguez as Velma Dinkley
- Amanda Seyfried as Daphne Blake
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Barney Rubble
- Mark Wahlberg as Blue Falcon
- Ken Jeong as Dynomutt
- Michael Berger as Space Ghost
- Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman
- Vin Diesel as The Iron Giant
- Terry Notary as King Kong
- Christopher McDonald as Kent Mansley
- J Michael Tatum as Announcer
Laura Bailey and Ted Levine as Bang
Neve Campbell and John DiMaggio as Bupkus
Linda Young and Kevin Michael Richardson as Pound
Vanessa Marshall and Clancy Brown as Blanko
Jane Horrocks and Chris Rock as Nawt
In February 2014, Warner Bros. officially announced development of a sequel that will star LeBron James. Charlie Ebersol was set to produce, while Willie Ebersol wrote the script.
In May 2014, James was quoted as saying, "I've always loved Space Jam. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it will be great."
In July 2015, James and his film studio, SpringHill Entertainment, signed a deal with Warner Bros. for television, film and digital content after receiving positive reviews for his role in Trainwreck.
In May 2016, Justin Lin signed onto the project as director, and co-screenwriter with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello.
In August 2018, Lin left the project, and Terence Nance was hired to direct the film.
In September 2018, Ryan Coogler was announced as a producer for the film. SpringHill Entertainment released a promotional teaser image officially announcing the film, with production set to begin in 2019 during the NBA off-season.
In November 2018, filming was to take place in California, within a 30 mile radius of Los Angeles. Prior to production, the film received $21.8 million in tax credits as a result of a new tax incentive program from the state. 
In February 2019, the film had a set release date of July 16, 2021.
In June 2019, principal photography began.
In July 2019, it was announced Nance was leaving the project because he and "the studio/producers had different takes on the creative vision for Space Jam 2", and that Malcolm D. Lee would serve as his replacement.
In September 2019, production wrapped.
In December 2019, Bradford Young, who was set to serve as cinematographer, also left the project and was replaced by Salvatore Totino.
In January 2020, Veteran Walt Disney animator Tony Bancroft, known for his work on The Lion King and Mulan, started working at Warner Bros. Animation for the film. And Hans Zimmer was announced as the composer for the film. 
In March 2020, photos taken on set and a brief recording of the wrap party were leaked online, revealing that the film will feature characters from other Warner-owned properties. James also revealed that work on the film's animation has begun. He also said that production on the film has been largely unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as most of the work left on the film involves animation. And the Bancroft Brothers confirmed that Spike Brandt, a Warner Bros. Animation veteran and an animator on the original Space Jam, would be directing the animation. 
In April 2020, James officially revealed the title and logo of the movie, via Instagram, as Space Jam: A New Legacy. And Kris Bowers was announced as another composer for the film. He was later confirmed to be the only composer. 
In May 2020, according to voice actor Eric Bauza, the animation was still being worked on and he had voiced some temporary dialogue while neither confirming nor denying his involvement with the final product. Bauza also said that he does some scratch dialogue as the writers "punch up story lines and jokes". And Ole Loken, who worked on Klaus, confirmed that he was animating on the film. 
In August 2020, James held a farewell meeting talking about how he idolized with the first Space Jam film when he was a kid in Akron, Ohio, when the production wrapped, which was leaked, along with pictures of James with his #6 Tune Squad outfit. And Matt Williames, who has not worked with Warner Bros. since Looney Tunes: Back in Action, started doing animation for the movie.
In September 2020, it was announced that Australian toy company Moose Toys made a deal with Warner Bros. to make merchandise for the film along with the 2021 live-action/animated Tom and Jerry hybrid film.
In October 2020, the synopsis was leaked from a test screening email by Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts and Final Spacewriter Ben Mekler. And Loken shared the design for Lola Bunny on Twitter, confirming that the movie will stay true to designs of the Looney Tunes characters in the 1996 version. He also shared the design for Daffy Duck. 
In December 2020, it was announced that the film would be released on July 16, 2021 in theatres and HBO Max simultaneously.
- In March 29, 2021, Dee Bradley Baker Play Gossamer And Jeff Bergman Voice of Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, and Foghorn Leghorn. 
- This is the very first Looney Tunes feature film released in stereoscopic 3D, due to being converted to 3D during post-production.
- This is the second theatrical traditionally-animated feature film in the 2020s decade, behind Bob’s Burgers: The Movie by 20th Century Studios.
- This is the very first Warner Animation Group film to feature the Looney Tunes characters.
- This is the first Warner Animation Group to use traditional animation for the animated characters rather than just computer animation.
- This is the second time Iron Giant makes a cameo in a Looney Tunes after Ready Player One
- This is the second time Scooby-Doo and Shaggy Rogers make cameos in a Looney Tunes film after Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
Cameos and references to other media
- All franchises owned by Warner Bros. Pictures will appear in the film, including: Hanna-Barbera, Scooby-Doo, Wacky Races, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Magilla Gorrila, Frankenstein, Jr, Peter Potamus, Wally Gator, Top Cat, Huckberry Hound, And All The Classic Hanna Barbera Cartoons, Animanaics, Game of Thrones, The Shining, Mad Max, Blade Runner, Burton/Schumacher's Batman, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Christopher Reeve's Superman series, Wizarding World, DC Extended Universe, The Lord of the Rings, MonsterVerse, Ocean's Eleven, The Matrix, The Conjuring, Dirty Harry, Lethal Weapon, The Hangover, Police Academy, Teen Titans, and ThunderCats; as well as all its films including: The Wizard of Oz, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, A Clockwork Orange, Tomb Raider, Joker, Million Dollar Baby, The Mask, The Legend of Tarzan, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Lights Out, The Goonies, Happy Feet, Nancy Drew, Little Shop of Horrors, Smallfoot, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Gremlins, The Meg, The NeverEnding Story, Catwoman, Goodfellas, 300, Cujo, Mars Attacks!, Pacific Rim, The Exorcist, Rampage, The Iron Giant, and It, among many others.
- Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, Blue Falcon, Dynomutt and Captain Caveman all have the same character designs as those in Scoob!.
- Thus, the Mystery Machine also appears.
- A live-action version of The Man in the Yellow Hat from Curious George makes a cameo in the background, despite the aforementioned animated franchise being owned by Universal Studios.
On August 9, 2021 DVD and Bluray release date September 7, 2021.
- Space Jam: A New Legacy on Looney Tunes Wiki
- Space Jam: A New Legacy on Space Jam Wiki
- Space Jam: A New Legacy at the Internet Movie Database
- Dee Bradley Baker Play Voice Gossamer and Jeff Bergman Voice of Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, and Foghorn Leghorn.