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First Space Jam 2 trailer drops LeBron James and Bugs into a 3D simulation game

A New Legacy gets new graphics

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25 years after we were first welcomed to the Jam, the Looney Tunes toons are back on the basketball court. On Saturday, Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy, and gave us our first look at Lebron James and the entire starting roster for Earth’s best basketball team.

The trailer introduces us to Lebron James, gifted basketball player and struggling father. LeBron is pushing his kids to be equally amazing on the court — but it’s not exactly working out. A few mishaps later, the athlete finds himself in the realm of the Looney Tunes, where we meet Bugs, Lola, Tweety, Yosemite Sam, and the Tasmanian Devil.

On top of the cast of some of the finest cartoon character Warner Bros. could muster, A New Legacy also features a star-studded human cast of real-life NBA players including: Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Kyle Kuzma, Draymond Green, and Anthony Davis. Don Cheadle plays the villain, a computer sim who sucks LeBron and the toons into his 3D hell of Warner Bros. IP. On the digi-court, LeBron will face off against the Goon Squad — no connection to Jennifer Egan’s acclaimed novel.

The trailer is also packed with references to both the original movie, and to other Warner Bros. films. Much like Ready Player One, The Iron Giant shows up. For a character who got no love back in the ’90s, the giant sure is finding new life in IP-friendly remixes.

Space Jam: A New Legacy is set to debut in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16.

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