LeBron James is gearing up to play his biggest game ever in the Space Jam sequel

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  • Along with Entertainment Weekly, LeBron James has shared the first look of the Space Jam sequel.
  • In Space Jam: A Legacy, LeBron must save his son when they get trapped in virtual space.
  • "Ya'll not ready for this squad," wrote the basketball player on Instagram.

LeBron James is finally talking about his upcoming leading role in Space Jam: A Legacy.

In a first look, the 36-year-old is joined by Looney Tunes favourites Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird and the Tasmanian Devil on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

A sequel to the 1996 movie will be a hybrid film that will have a combination of live-action and 2D amination with CGU effects.

It centres on LeBron James and his young son Dom (Cedric Joe) – who dreams of being a video game developer. The two are trapped in a virtual space by a rogue algorithm named Al-G Rhythm (Don Cheadle). LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Lola Bunny to victory over the Al-G's digitised champions on the court.


Speaking about the film, LeBron said: "It's one of the biggest games, if not the biggest game, I've ever played in. The Goon Squad is probably the best team ever assembled in basketball history."

About taking on his first leading role, the basketball player told the publication that there were nerves leading up to it because he didn't know what to expect.

"I wanted to dive into the character, even though I was playing LeBron James."

The film releases on HBO Max in the US on 16 July.

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