LeBron James Has a Ball in ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ First-Look Photos

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Credit: Warner Bros.)

LeBron James is ready to fly like an eagle as shown in the first photos from the upcoming film Space Jam: A New Legacy.

The first-look images were released Thursday as part of a feature in Entertainment Weekly. The pictures show the NBA champion posing with 3D-animated versions of Bugs Bunny, Tweety and other Looney Tunes characters.

“It’s definitely different from basketball,” James told EW about acting. “A lot of long days. I would go train around 3:30 a.m. for about two hours. And then I would go on set and start preparing. There were some days that would go into the wee hours of the night. You always had to be ready.”

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The magazine reports Space Jam: A New Legacy was filmed over the course of two NBA off-seasons.

Los Angeles Lakers star James tweeted a collage of photos from the film, writing: “Y’ALL NOT READY FOR THIS SQUAD!!!”

The sequel to the 1996 film features James as a heightened version of himself who must save his son after he becomes trapped in a digital space. Additional cast members include Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, Xosha Roquemore, and Khris Davis.

The new Warner Bros. film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip), and produced by James and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.

Space Jam: A New Legacy is set to be released simultaneously in theaters and HBO Max on July 16.

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