Fans Are Divided On The New Space Jam's Uniforms
LeBron James debuted the new Tune Squad jersey to a mixed reaction.
In case you haven't heard, Space Jam is coming back. The upcoming movie, subtitled "Space Jam: A New Legacy," stars NBA superstar LeBron James, who's just given us a look at the Tune Squad's new uniform for 2020.
While the original 1996 film featured a simple and classic jersey likely inspired by star Michael Jordan's classic white and red Bulls jersey, the new film is going far more cartoony with its version. Take a look.
The Looney Tunes' concentric circle logo, which also appeared on the original jersey, is now a major design feature across one side of the uniform, on a backdrop of bright teal. Even the "Tune Squad" lettering is more cartoony than the 1996 version.
Reactions to the reveal have been mixed, though that seems inevitable when producing a follow-up to a beloved yet unique film like Space Jam. For the most part, commenters on the Twitter thread agreed the brightly colored jerseys were a bit much.
u gonna get bullied like sonic to change these uniforms— Tony X (@soIoucity) August 18, 2020
The sequel has its fair share of detractors, however, with the director of the original film warning that the second movie would be "doomed" without a star on Jordan's level.
The new Space Jam movie is targeting a 2021 release.
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