Space Jam: A New Legacy Gets New Trailer

The full-length Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer is here.


Update: The full-length Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer is out now, and you can watch it below. If you ever wanted to see LeBron James and Don Cheadle in a scene together, you're probably not going to get a better chance.

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Space Jam: A New Legacy has just gotten a new, quick teaser teasing the fact that a full-length, proper trailer will be released this coming Saturday, April 3. After recently getting a run of announcements involving character posters, first images, a video game, and even a line of collectibles, Saturday should help fill in the rest of the blanks. Check out the clip below.

What's been noticeably missing from all the announcements and stills is a sense of the movie's tone and how the animation will mesh with actors--crucial to any movie like this, but especially important for a movie looking to extend Space Jam's legacy. Hopefully, this next trailer will offer that. The plot's broad strokes are at this point known: "During a trip to the Warner Bros. studio, NBA superstar LeBron James and his son accidentally get trapped within a world that contains all of Warner Bros.' stories and characters… to get back home, LeBron and the Tunes have to unravel [a] mysterious plan and win an epic basketball game."

Other details have come out, too, like how a CGI humanoid named AI G Rhythm (Don Cheadle) basically lures James and his son in to settle a dispute over followers on social media. In addition to all the cartoony elements--including that detail--the film is also expected to have surprising emotional depth. "We go deeper and attempt to hug at the heartstrings," director Malcolm D. Lee said in a recent Entertainment Weekly interview. In that same piece, Cheadle adds that James has "more acting to do" than Michael Jordan did in the original.

Space Jam: A New Legacy will be in theaters and HBO Max on July 16.

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