LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ posters rolled out ahead of July premiere
The hype surrounding the summer premiere of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” is ramping up, and the latest development on the promotional front surrounding the LeBron James-starring movie arrived this week in the form of the film’s official posters.
The official Twitter account of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” shared images of the posters, and James as well as some prominent Looney Tunes characters are unsurprisingly placed front and center.
In December, James teased some compelling plot details of the upcoming film, including how it centers around the relationship between the Los Angeles Lakers star and his son. What’s more, James stressed how “Space Jam: A New Legacy” is not a sequel to the Michael Jordan-starring original.
Then just this month, James provided a sneak peek of the movie by sharing some stills from the film. More interestingly, however, James opened up about his apprehension over going forward with a “Space Jam” reboot in the first place.
“In my younger days, part of my thinking was ‘Space Jam was so good, how can I top this?’ ” James told EW’s Derek Lawrence. “There’s always going to be conversations about LeBron trying to do everything Michael [did]. But I’ve gotten older, and you know who you are. You know what you stand for.”
The LeBron-led “Space Jam” project was in the works for years before filming actually began in 2019, and to no surprise it generated no shortage of anticipation from fans and skepticism from naysayers as the project got underway.
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” will simultaneously premiere in theaters and be streamable on HBO Max on July 16, 2021.