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Hoops stars, 'toons to team up in 'Space Jam 2'

Posted: 1:54 PM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-19 20:46:41Z

More than two decades have passed since Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley teamed up with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck on the basketball court in "Space Jam." Now a new generation of hoops stars have "got next."

The LeBron James-backed SpringHill Entertainment movie studio announced "Space Jam 2" will come to theaters. "Creed" and "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler will direct and James will star, but the legendary, wise-cracking Bugs may edge King James out for top billing.

Moonlighting during his NBA career, the newly-minted Los Angeles Laker appeared in "Trainwreck," did some voice acting in the upcoming "Smallfoot" and produced and starred in the HBO Sports talkshow special "The Shop."

BoxOfficeMojo lists the original "Space Jam" as the top-grossing basketball movie of all time, topping $90 million domestically.

According to USA Today , the film is expected to go into production in 2019.