LeBron James might star in “Space Jam 2” but not all fans love the idea of him stepping up into Michael Jordan’s shoes.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has officially announced its partnership with Lebron’s company, SpringHill Entertainment, the Huffington Post reported. The film studio said it will embark on an “unprecedented” partnership in content creation with the NBA star’s company, which may involve “television, film and original digital content.”
However, the new partners have yet to confirm if the collaboration would mean another “Space Jam” movie.
James also confirmed the partnership on his Twitter account but there was no reference to a “Space Jam” sequel.
He tweeted, “So proud of today’s announcement!! Can’t wait to bring you guys some amazing stories. #WarnerBrosSSpringHillEnt.”
In another tweet, he expressed excitement for the partnership.
“LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world, and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and SpringHill Entertainment. The combination of LeBron’s global media presence and Warner Bros.’ unmatched production and distribution expertise is a big win for fans everywhere,” Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said in a statement, NBC Sports noted.
Soon after the announcement was made, the Twitter-sphere was flooded with tweets stating their disappointment over the idea of LeBron on a “Space Jam” movie.
One Twitter user, @TomBradysEgo, said, “How is Lebron going to save the earth in Space Jam 2 when he can’t even save Cleveland.”
Rumors have been circulating for years that James could star in the sequel of the movie.
Deadline wrote last year that television producer Charlie Ebersol would direct “Space Jam” sequel with Lebron in the lead role but James’ representatives denied it.
Notably, Warner Brothers renewed its trademarks for Space Jam last month, Time magazine reported.
The classic Warner Bros movie, which starred then-Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, became a blockbuster hit earning $230M worldwide.