NBA veteran and basketball analyst Charles Barkley as shared his two cents about the upcoming Space Jam sequel.
Barkley was a member of the original cast of the 1997 film starring basketball legend Michael Jordan. The veteran athlete has shared his disapproval of the upcoming reboot when rumors about Space Jam 2 swirled. Now that the sequel is starting to materialize, it looks like he hasn’t changed his mind.
In the 2019 NBA Awards, Barkley cried foul over the idea of a Space Jam reboot. When Entertainment Tonight asked about if he’s had a change of heart, the retired athlete said: “Not at all.” And even after learning that director Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Creed) helms the film he said:
“Well, listen, I don’t care. Space Jam 1 was amazing. We don’t need 2. Space Jam 1 was a classic. I don’t like when people try to imitate something that was already good.”
With that being said, it looks like we won’t be expecting a cameo from the NBA veteran. But the sequel won’t be falling short on basketball stars. The next generation Space Jam movie is set to star Clay Thompson, Damian Lillard, and Anthony Davis. The NBA all-stars are reportedly set to take on key roles in Space Jam 2 alongside James.
As the scheduled release date gets closer for the long-awaited "Space Jam 2," it's just been confirmed that LeBron James will be joined by Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, and even his new teammate in Anthony Davis for the sequel‼️🚨👀🏀 #uaccessmagazine #like #SpaceJam pic.twitter.com/6jP0WLoHA2
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Details of the film’s storyline are being kept under wraps. In a time of reboots, prequels, sequels, and remakes it’s hard to say whether the sequel will be a success. So is Barkley going to be right after all? We’ll soon find out as production for the movie has already started.
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.