HBO Max recently dropped the trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy and it’s more than just a nostalgia-packed sequel. Like the 1996 original, which featured Michael Jordan, A New Legacy’s central human character is one of the top current NBA stars.

By now fans of the franchise already know that the new Space Jam flick stars none other than LeBron James. If you haven’t really thought much about Space Jam for the past few decades or you’re not completely into the NBA, the new trailer will take you back to ’96—but in a whole new way.

Of course, a super-star celeb NBA player isn’t the only similarity between the original Space Jam and its highly anticipated sequel. Along with James, the new big screen adventure also stars Looney Tunes faves.

Space Jam: A New Legacy features the voices of Zendaya (Lola Bunny), Jim Cummings (Tazmanian Devil), Jeff Bergman (Bugs Bunny), Gabriel Iglesias (Speedy Gonzales) and Eric Bauza (Daffy Duck). Sonequa Martin-Green, Cedric Joe and Don Cheadle head the cast of human characters—obviously, along with James.

Fans will also get to glimpse plenty of NBA and WNBA stars in cameo roles. These include Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma, Draymond Green, Chiney Ogwumike, Nneka Ogwumike and Diana Taurasi.

Look for Space Jam: A New Legacy in theaters and on HBO Max starting Jul. 18.

—Erica Loop

Feature photo: HBO Max via YouTube



“Space Jam: A New Legacy” Toy Line Is a Nostalgic Slam Dunk

10 Best ’90s Movies to Watch with Your Kids

The Family Movies We Can’t Wait for in 2021