Everybody get up, it's time to slam now! Space Jam 2 may be one step closer to becoming a reality.
After months of rumors, LeBron James teased his possible involvement in the upcoming Space Jam sequel in a Twitter chat on Tuesday, July 28. The NBA star, 30, was asked by one Twitter user if he is, in fact, leading the intergalactic sports flick.
"Maybe……." James said coyly. "Guess we'll just have to wait and see. #LooneyToonsRock."
The Cleveland Cavaliers star was first attached to Space Jam 2 in February 2014, when Deadline reported the movie was in development with James in the starring role. While his camp walked back the rumors, James told the Palm Beach Post at the time, "I've always loved Space Jam 1. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it'd be great… We'll see what happens."
The chatter heated up earlier this month, when the athlete signed a talked-about deal with Warner Bros., the company behind the original Space Jam. Warner announced the collaboration last week, hinting at upcoming "television, film, and online" projects with James.
If James does officially sign on for Space Jam 2, he will step into the sneakers previously worn by none other than Michael Jordan. The Chicago Bulls alum famously starred in the original box office smash, leading the Looney Tunes in their attempt to take down the Monstars.
James, who recently made his big-screen debut in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, knows just what's in store for him if he does sign on for the sequel. Asked by the Palm Beach Post if the prospect of taking on the Monstars "freaks [him] out," the baller shot back, "Absolutely. Those guys are very intimidating and they're bigger than us. We've got to do our due diligence here on Earth."
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