‘Space Jam 2’ Eyeing August 23rd Wrap; O’Shea Jackson Jr. Seemingly Comes Aboard Cast
Our friends at HN Entertainment has reported that the long-gestating ‘Space Jam 2’ is expected to wrap August 23rd. Supervising art director Clint Wallace has also joined the crew.
Wallace has had his fair share of comic book movies with ‘Fant4stic,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ His resume also includes Todd Phillips’ ‘Due Date,’ Gavin Hood’s ‘Ender’s Game,’ and Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’ Next, another sequel that’s been in development for years, the currently filming ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ releasing June 26, 2020.
Production designer Kevin Ishioka (‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ ‘The Mule’) has already come aboard.
Also, Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. has seemingly confirmed his involvement with the film.
The potential cast member said this on Twitter:
I apologize for missing mason and Ireland with @KamBrothers but I’m resting a groin injury so I can film Space Jam 2
— Stone Cold Shea Jackson (@OsheaJacksonJr) March 15, 2019
Jackson Jr. got his breakout role playing his father in F. Gary Gray’s ‘Straight Outta Compton.’ He was recently in 2017’s ‘Ingrid Goes West’ and 2018’s ‘Den of Thieves.’ This year, he has Jonathan Levine’s ‘Long Shot,’ releasing May 3rd, and Michael Dougherty’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters,’ releasing May 31st. He will also be in Destin Daniel Cretton’s ‘Just Mercy,’ releasing January 17, 2020.
Moreover, Terence Nance (‘Random Acts of Flyness’) will direct, while LeBron James will lead this time, much like Michael Jordan did in the original. The screenplay, per the most recent update, is from Andrew Dodge (‘Bad Words,’ new ‘TMNT’ reboot). But, at this time, this is subject to change. Moreover, Ryan Coogler will produce with LeBron James. Coogler wrote and directed ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Creed,’ and three-time Academy award winner ‘Black Panther.’
Filming will begin on June 17th in California.
Warner Bros. will release 25-year-later sequel on July 16, 2021.