Nineties basketball blockbuster Space Jam hits Netflix today.
The 1996 film, which paired the likes of basketball legend Michael Jordan and therefore the Looney Tunes together, is now available to observe on the streaming service
While critics were mixed on the movie, it had been a moment classic with audiences across the planet.
It opened at favorite on the box office in North America and grossed quite $230 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing basketball film of all time.
If you haven’t seen it (lord help you) it’s all about Michael Jordan being sucked through a hole on a golf link by Bugs Bunny. The famous wabbit explains to the Chicago Bulls legend that he has got to play on their team to assist them to defeat the Nerdlucks (who try to kidnap Bugs and his mates) during a game of basketball.
I know, I know, it sounds ridiculous. But it is a wild and really enjoyable ride.
And now you get to take a seat back, relax and chuck it on your telly.
If you enjoy the film, then you will be very delighted to understand that we’re getting a sequel, which is supposed to premiere next year.
Warner Bros. has confirmed that subsequent installment to the franchise is going to be released on July 16, 2021.
But rather than Michael Jordan, it’ll be LeBron James being the star of the show.
Rumors began circling last year that Space Jam 2 would begin shooting in June 2019, with many speculating the timeframe would give everyone a three-month period to wrap things up before NBA training camps open for the 2019-2020 season.
But the large guy himself confirmed the news while speaking at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte.
“I’m gonna be in Space Jam 2,” he told a cheering crowd. “We start filming that this summer.”
James knows he has big shoes to fill with the sequel, but couldn’t turn the chance down when it had been presented to him.
“The Space Jam collaboration is such a lot quite just me and therefore the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s such a lot bigger. I would just love for teenagers to know how empowered they will feel and the way empowered they will be if they do not just hand over on their dreams. and that I think Ryan [Coogler] did that for tons of individuals .”