They’ll never team up in the NBA, but LeBron James and Michael Jordan may be joining forces on the big screen.
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, there have been discussions about involving Michael Jordan in Space Jam 2 in some way.
Not a direct sequel of the original, a reinterpretation of the 1996 film is set to star James.
Space Jam 2, while a part of the Space Jam franchise, is not considered a sequel, a source familiar with the production told ESPN. However, there have been discussions in involving Michael Jordan in some way. At this point, Jordan’s level of involvement is to be determined.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) September 19, 2018
Earlier this week, the production company started by James and Maverick Carter, SpringHill Entertainment, teased the project on Twitter and revealed that Ryan Coogler (Creed, Black Panther) had signed on to produce.
— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) September 19, 2018
While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Carter said there will “hopefully” be a role for Jordan in the new film “if he wants it.”
“Michael Jordan is Michael F-ckin’ Jordan,” Carter said. “It doesn’t matter [if James] calls him, he’s gonna do whatever the hell he wants, which he has earned that right to do. LeBron and Michael are not sitting around talking about Space Jam.”