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

By Alexia Fernández
April 03, 2021 10:05 AM
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LeBron James is scoring hoops both on the court and on screen.

In the first trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy, the basketball champion stars as himself and must save his onscreen son Dom after his tech skills get him and the athlete stuck in an entertainment server.

The trailer follows James through an array of some of Hollywood's most recognizable films like Wonder Woman and The Matrix as James tries to track down a "banished" Bugs Bunny.

 "Let's end this," he says in the trailer, as he and his Looney Tunes teammates take on the Goon Squad.

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LeBron James
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James is taking over from Michael Jordan, who starred in the hit 1996 live-action movie.

The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler. Don Cheadle also stars.

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"It's one of the biggest games, if not the biggest game, I've ever played in," James, 36, told Entertainment Weekly last month. "The Goon Squad is probably the best team ever assembled in basketball history."

James, who hilariously portrayed himself in 2015's Trainwreck, told the outlet that he was first approached about a Space Jam reboot 15 years ago but "didn't think I was ready to do anything of that magnitude."

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