It looks like LeBron James will actually have some human co-stars in Space Jam 2 as Variety reports that Star Trek: Discovery actress Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) is now in negotiations with Warner Bros. to play James’ wife in the live-action/animation hybrid film.
Sonequa Martin-Green is in negotiation to join LeBron James in Warner Bros.’ “Space Jam 2,” sources tell Variety…Sources say Martin-Green will play James’ wife in the pic, which hits theaters on July 16, 2021.
LeBron would be taking over the mantle from Michael Jordan, who starred in the original film where he had to help the Bugs Bunny/Looney Toons win a basketball game against a group of aliens that stole skills from various NBA All-Stars. However, while using the space-related title it’s unknown who or what is going be the threat of this one. It’s just assumed aliens will be involved again.
Our pals over at ThatHashtagShow also today revealed some character breakdowns for the human roles, including the part expected to be played by Martin-Green.
This isn’t the only hybrid feature film project Warner Bros. is cooking up as they are expected to film Tim Story’s Tom and Jerry movie soon in the United Kingdom.
Warner Bros. has given Space Jam 2 a release date of July 16th, 2021 with filming expected to begin this summer in California during the NBA off-season.