Reports have been arriving with more details about LeBron James’ sequel for “Space Jam.” Reportedly, Stephen Curry was nearly part of the cast for LeBron’s “Space Jam 2” movie alongside his Golden State Warriors teammate.
On June 22 a report via Hot New Hip Hop suggested that Stephen Curry had “scheduling conflicts” so he, unfortunately, turned down having a role in “Space Jam 2.” A tweet from NY Times writer Sopan Debb provided details of his interview with Curry regarding the role. Curry said “It’s going to be awesome,” with regards to the upcoming film and it was “for sure” hard to turn down the role. However, the timing of things made it impossible for him to commit to LeBron James and director Ryan Coogler for the “Space Jam 2” project.
While Curry is out, a number of other basketball stars appear to have committed for the sequel to Michael Jordan’s original “Space Jam.” Among the players joining LeBron James are his new teammate Anthony Davis and Curry’s Golden State teammate Klay Thompson. Of those players, Thompson went down with a bad injury during the NBA Finals, so it should be interesting to see how he’s involved in the movie.
Other NBA stars expected to have a part in the film include the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard and Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul. In addition, WNBA players Diana Taurasi along with Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike will participate in the film. It will mark an interesting sequel as LeBron tries to recapture some of the magic of the original and build something new for the present day of basketball fans.
As far as a release date for “Space Jam 2” that’s still unknown. However, the movie itself will begin filming next month so stay tuned as rumors or leaks arrive from the set. The NBA season itself will resume several months after that, with LeBron James and his new teammate Anthony Davis looking to improve the Lakers for 2019-20. Meanwhile, Stephen Curry tries to salvage his Warriors team without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.