The upcoming sequel – some quarter of a century later – to Space Jam has bagged itself a high-profile cast member.

Yes, Don Cheadle, aka Marvel’s War Machine, is joining basketball megastar LeBron James and the Looney Tunes crew in the film, which is currently in development.

Space Jam 2 is being directed by Terence Nance, who has a fine pedigree in indie films. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is amongst the producers.

Word that Daffy Duck is holding out for money before signing on were just fabricated entirely by us this very minute. We’re despicable!

Ahem. Anyway, Space Jam 2 is currently scheduled to play in cinemas from July 16, 2021.

Here’s a reminder of the original:

Go “BAM!” on the original Space Jam at JB Hi-Fi.