Check out the Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer released today by Warner Bros. In this second Space Jam we have NBA champion LeBron James along side the undisciplined Looney Tunes.

Do you remember the original Space Jam? Well, that was released in 1996.

Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer

Space Jam: A New Legacy lowdown

Welcome to the Jam!

NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny. It’s the animated/live-action event from director Malcolm D Lee. There is a innovative filmmaking team also involved including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter.

This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds. The idea is to reveal just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids.

LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue AI. LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes. They need victory over the AI’s digitized champions on the court. They are a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before.  It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life. We are told that this will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself.

The ready-for-action Tunes, of course, destroy convention. They supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.


LeBron stars alongside:-

  • Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (the Avengers films, Hotel Rwanda)
  • Khris Davis (Judas and the Black Messiah, TV’s Atlanta)
  • Sonequa Martin-Green (TV’s The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery)
  • newcomer Cedric Joe
  • Jeff Bergman (Looney Tunes Cartoons)
  • and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons)
Space Jam: A New Legacy - Lola Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd
Space Jam: A New Legacy – Lola Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd ©2021 Warner Bros Entertainment


Malcolm D Lee (Girls Trip, Night School) directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance.

The film’s producers are Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson. With the executive producers Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman.

The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Salvatore Totino (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

Additional Crew:-

  • animation producer Troy Nethercott (Wonder Park)
  • production designers Kevin Ishioka (The Mule)
  • Akin McKenzie (Netflix’s When They See Us)
  • and Clint Wallace (upcoming Eternals)
  • editor Bob Ducsay (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi)
  • and costume designer Melissa Bruning (Rampage, War for the Planet of the Apes)

The music is by Kris Bowers (Greenbook, Netflix’s Bridgerton).

Space Jam: A New Legacy - Poster
Space Jam: A New Legacy – Poster: Lebron James and Bugs Bunny ©2021 Warner Bros Pictures

Production Companies

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Proximity/The SpringHill Company Production, a Malcolm D Lee Film, Space Jam: A New Legacy.

The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.


It will be released in theaters nationwide on July 16th, 2021 and will be available in the US on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. In addition it will likely be available for streaming in other places worldwide.


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online