Zendaya has joined the forged of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” and is about to voice fan favourite “Looney Tunes” character Lola Bunny alongside LeBron James.
The information was introduced Saturday by the movie’s Twitter account after Entertainment Weekly broke the information. The “Space Jam” sequel additionally launched its first trailer Saturday, which gave a short have a look at the character returning to the franchise after the unique movie.
Zendaya taking up Lola Bunny is a part of director Malcolm D. Lee’s intention to introduce a extra “fully realized” character to the franchise reasonably than the sexualized model of the character from the 1996 movie.
“Lola was not politically correct,” Lee beforehand instructed EW. “This is a kids’ movie, why is she in a crop top? It just felt unnecessary, but at the same time there’s a long history of that in cartoons.”
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” reinvents the ’90s movie starring Michael Jordan in plenty of methods. This time James performs a heightened model of himself who has to rescue his son after he’s pulled right into a digital server managed by an A.I. villain named Al-G Rhythm (Don Cheadle). James then recruits the Looney Tunes to play collectively because the Tune Squad and take down the Goon Squad in an epic basketball recreation. Along the best way, James will get caught contained in the Warner 3000 Entertainment “Server-Verse,” which exhibits the movie poking enjoyable at different WarnerMedia-owned classics and on Saturday has earned the movie comparisons to the movie adaptation of “Ready Player One.”
Beyond LeBron, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” boasts a robust roster — “Girls Trip” director Malcolm D. Lee is directing the movie, and “Black Panther’s” Ryan Coogler is a producer. And it’s possible you’ll discover a couple of different present NBA and WNBA stars lurking within the movie as effectively.
Zendaya most not too long ago starred within the Netflix movie “Malcolm & Marie” from her “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson, and she or he’ll subsequent be seen in one other Warner Bros. film, “Dune,” and the third “Spider-Man” movie, “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” opens in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16.
— Space Jam: A New Legacy (@spacejammovie) April 3, 2021
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