Basketball superstar Lebron James has started filming Space Jam 2, the sequel to the 1996 namesake live-action/animation movie starring Michael Jordan.

space jam - Lebron James starts filming for Space Jam 2

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The 34-year-old athlete on Twitter described his first shooting days for the film as “surreal”.

“Man this really just hit me! I’m really shooting Space Jam 2!! This is so surreal and doesn’t even make sense to me!” he tweeted.

“Where I come from man and what I saw growing up this doesn’t add up to me!! I’m truly grateful and beyond blessed. This is CRAZINESS,” he continued.

Besides James, it was reported that NBA players Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, and WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike will also be part of the sequel.

Last year, SpringHill Entertainment, James’ production company, announced a sequel to “Space Jam” which will debut in cinemas on July 16, 2021.

The long-awaited follow-up film will be produced by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) and directed by Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty).

The original “Space Jam” film showed how Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes, with the help of Michael Jordan, beat their intergalactic enemies through a basketball game.

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