It’s Official: Space Jam 2 Starring LeBron James
Andrew Parker - September 20, 2018


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Arguably one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of the 1990s, there are few classics as deserving of an updated sequel as much as the original Space Jam. The film originally debuted in 1996 and starred Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny (is there a more iconic due in history?), who were both coincidentally at the peak of their careers. The film has certainly aged well and remains as relevant as ever as it has become a cult classic with 90s kids who have grown up to be nostalgic millennials.

It was recently announced that a new generation will be introduced to the new Toon Squad, this time starring their own generational equivalent lead player – LeBron James. The unnamed sequel will be produced by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, adding another layer of excitement to the project in production.

Rumors have been circulating about a potential sequel for years, and we all know James has some big shoes to fill in his debut live-action performance. However, at this point, details on the upcoming film remain scarce. It has been reported that film will debut sometime around mid-2019, which means we could be less than a year away from s’more space!

Some fans remain skeptical, citing that the original film is in a league of its own and a sequel will not live up to the excellence of the 1996 classic. Most are optimistic about the upcoming film, and the official announcement has fueled even more rumors than before. Check back for updates on the status of this exciting future cult-classic sequel.