NBA superstar LeBron James recently made his acting debut in Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck. The performances earned mostly rave reviews, compelling Warner Bros. to sign James to a deal covering future TV and film projects, according to Variety.
While Warner Bros. offered no details of future projects, one very popular rumor is a sequel to Space Jam, a property which the studio owns. The original film, released in 1996, starred Michael Jordan and the cartoon cast of Looney Tunes. James’ name has long been attached to a sequel and, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, several production companies previously approached him about starring in the project.
Adding to speculation, just last month Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for “Space Jam.”