Industrial Light & Magic animation supervisor, Kevin Martel, has confirmed that post-production on the long-awaited Space Jam: A New Legacy has been completed. A follow-up to the Michael Jordan-led 1996 hit, the story will center on NBA champion, LeBron James, as he partners up with the Looney Tunes to defeat rogue A.I. Al-G Rhythm to save the world and bring him and his son back together. Alongside James, the cast for the film includes Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, Zendaya, Gabriel Iglesias and Cedric Joe.
This one’s a little on the nose, but any time a Venom trailer includes a visual reference of a spider, it’s worth documenting. So far, the Venom universe being created at Sony isn’t linking the antihero’s origin to Peter Parker, the way that it played out in the comic books. Instead, the symbiote comes to Earth through other means, and learns how to bond with Eddie Brock. Still, a Venom world without Spider-Man seems odd, and these clues cement some links between Venom and Spidey, maybe further down the line.
Development on a Space Jam sequel first began shortly after the release of the original with Joe Pytka set to return alongside Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, but eventually fell through due to Jordan’s refusal to come back for another outing. After years spent in development hell, during which spinoffs starring Jeff Gordon, Tiger Woods and Tony Hawk were discussed, the sequel finally gained ground again in 2014 when James signed on to star in the sequel. Though it went through another bumpy few years with directors coming and going, as well as a number of script rewrites, filming finally got underway from June to September 2019