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Warner Bros. released a new trailer for the highly-anticipated Space Jam sequel today and it features a conversation with all-star lead LeBron James.
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In the discussion, James talks about his decision to join Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, and Daffy Duck in Space Jam: A New Legacy and its importance.
“When I was 12 years old, watching Space Jam and always having a love for Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, and now me being able to reintroduce it to kids today and show them how unbelievable Looney Tunes are, and how great our sport of basketball is – I feel like it was a match made in heaven,” he says in the video. “I was excited from the beginning.”
“This is a fictional version of myself, but it’s also kind of who I am as well,” James continues. “What worked so well with the character is I was able to implement a lot of the things that I actually do when the cameras are not on.”
“Sometimes, I’m just like, how am I even put in a position to be able to do all of this,” he adds. “For me, being able to produce a movie like this but also being able to star in a movie like this, it’s very humbling for me, just knowing where I come from.”
The Malcolm D. Lee-directed film hits theaters nationwide on July 16 and will also star Don Cheadle, Jeff Bergman, Zendaya, Khris Davis, and more.
Will you be watching Space Jam: A New Legacy?