Michael Jordan and LeBron James entered the Warner Brothers universe with Space Jam and "Space Jam 2", blending cartoons and basketball.
With basketball being explored in the Space Jam universe, "Space Jam 2: A New Legacy" director Malcolm D. Lee is open to switching it up for a possible third film.
“Dwayne Johnson would be an interesting choice,” Lee told Entertainment Weekly. “It would be different. I’m not exactly sure what his skillset would be, maybe he goes back to wrestling. That might be interesting. I never say never. It’s all going to be about whether the fans respond to this positively. But I think the bar has been set so high in terms of the first one with this global iconic superstar in Michael Jordan, and now the same global iconic superstar in LeBron James, who transcends sports. Who is that next person to put into that universe? And then you’ve got to find a script and story that’s good enough to not repeat what’s been done but will capture the spirit of it and keep it going.”
Though Space Jam 2 didn't receive favorable reviews (37 on Metacritic, 31% on Rotten Tomatoes), the movie did rank #1 in theaters, bringing in $31 million for its opening weekend.
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