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Space Jam: A New Legacy goes full Ready Player One in its first trailer

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Welcome to the Space Jam! Long before Marvel was putting together the greatest crossover in cinematic history, Warner Bros. had the future house of mouse beat when the NBA collided with the Looney Tunes. Led by Michael Jordan—and slight spoilers here for a movie that is now over two decades long in the tooth—the Looney Tunes triumphed over a gang of space invaders that were looking to turn them into a brand new intergalactic theme park attraction.

Many years into the future though? It looks like Bugs Bunny and the rest of the gang are back, this time to fight back against Don Cheadle’s rogue computer program AI G Rhythm who has a bone to pick with LeBron James and settle a dispute over followers on social media. I crap thee not, that’s part of the plot which also includes James’ son accidentally get trapped within a world that contains not just the Looney Tunes, but a Ready Player One’s amount of other Warner Bros. properties.

One of the smaller changes to Space Jam: A New Legacy, much to the chagrin of horny fans who totally aren’t furries bro, is a redesign to Lola Bunny that’s a lot less…curvy. Why? According to director Malcolm D. Lee, the change was necessary to “reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters” in A New Legacy. Plus you don’t need sexualised rabbits in an all ages flick. “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,” Lee said to Entertainment Weekly.

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We reworked a lot of things, not only her look, like making sure she had an appropriate length on her shorts and was feminine without being objectified, but gave her a real voice. For us, it was, let’s ground her athletic prowess, her leadership skills, and make her as full a character as the others.

A New Legacy debuts on July 16 in theaters and on HBO Max, just like every other tentpole Warner Bros. film will continue to do this year. For Godzilla vs. Kong, the move appears to have worked out terrifically well so far. The film also stars the best Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny,  Daffy Duck, and Road Runner.

Oh and that little bastard Tweety Bird.

Last Updated: April 6, 2021

10 Comments

  1. Kapitan Balalaika

    April 6, 2021 at 10:04

    Lebron’s acting doesn’t look good.

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      April 7, 2021 at 05:05

      Yeah, Jordan was never great in the original, but this looks even worse.

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      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        April 7, 2021 at 06:10

        Well, acting isn’t his first career choice lol

        It’s likely he was approached for the role and convinced with a fat paycheck, as opposed to him seeking to get into acting.

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        • RustedFaith

          April 7, 2021 at 06:50

          Why are you white knighting Lebron ? Sounds like you have a crush on him.

          Funny how people come to the defense of their “role models” stating their decision making process and thoughts that went through his mind. This all without ever meeting or interacting with the said role model.

          His acting is bad so was MJ, no need to defend the fact that he is a bad actor.

          Just my 2c.

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          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            April 7, 2021 at 07:03

            Why are you so touched? Sounds like you have a sodium overdose.

            Funny how people come to the attack of others based on inconsequential internet chatter and discussion for the fun of it. This all without ever meeting or interacting with the said others.

            Your assumptive behaviour is as bad as the acting, and we can all bet that your attempt at acting would be so bad as to make this “actor” look like an award winner.

            Just my 1c. Put yours and mine together and it’s still worthless.

            So sit the fuck down, son.

          • RustedFaith

            April 7, 2021 at 07:22

            I was not attacking anyone, its a pure observation and fact, why are you white knighting him ? I believe you are the one assuming what Lebron’s thought process is and mental process, I am merely posing a question and a observation about this fact.

            LOL “son” thats soooo cute.

            Calling me names and getting personal doesn’t change the fact … I get it he is your hero.

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            April 7, 2021 at 08:14

            Young man, let’s go to school.

            If I am indeed “white knighting” somebody I have only cursory knowledge of, in what way does it affect you to such a point where you need to chastise somebody for it?

            It is not an act of assumption for anyone to say that basketball is this man’s first career choice, since basically the entire world knows his name and what he does. I know this because I have never watched a basketball game in my entire life, never had a like or dislike towards the sport. The fact that somebody who has zero interest in the game and its players knows of this man tells you that he is very obviously one of the best in that sport. And to be at that level, you don’t get there by chance.

            So your “question an a observation” is fundamentally flawed, to no fault of your own.

            Referring to you as son is not calling you a name. To give you a name would signify importance of some level.

            Also, *an.

          • RustedFaith

            April 7, 2021 at 07:22

            I was not attacking anyone, its a pure observation and fact, why are you white knighting him ? I believe you are the one assuming what Lebron’s thought process is and mental process, I am merely posing a question and a observation about this fact.

            LOL “son” thats soooo cute.

            Calling me names and getting personal doesn’t change the fact … I get it he is your hero.

  2. HairyEwok

    April 7, 2021 at 05:34

    Trailers usually show the best parts of a film/series….. Nothing of this trailer looked good for me, but then again it is a kids film.

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  3. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    April 7, 2021 at 06:12

    Wow. As in cringe wow.

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