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LeBron James and Looney Tunes characters will be forced to take on a group of rogue AI opponents Space Jam: A New Legacy, the sequel to the original Space Jam starring Michael Jordan.
Yahoo Sports’ Chris Cwik provided the full plot summary released by Microsoft on Monday:
When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue AI, LeBron must bring them home safely by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the entire gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the digitized champions of the AI on the court: A vast roster of basketball stars like you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest challenge of his life that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of yourself The action-ready Tunes destroy conventions, boost their unique talents and even surprise ‘King’ James by playing the game their way. ”
Last week, James discussed some other details about the movie, including the fact that the story is very much about “addressing the fact that I am a parent, supporting my son and my son who basically switches off at some point. and I try to regain that trust “(film lecture starts around 23 minutes):
The original Space Jam Released in 1996 saw Jordan and the Tune Squad make a monumental comeback to defeat the Monstars, a group of oversized alien characters who had stolen the powers of prominent NBA players.
It doesn’t sound like the new movie will feature a rematch with the Monstars, but the overall theme of defeating an overwhelmed opponent remains intact.
Space Jam: A New Legacy is scheduled for release on July 16 next year.