Emmy winner Zendaya will play Lola Bunny in the upcoming Space Jam sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy, which opens in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16.
Space Jam: a new legacy he has found his Lola Bunny in Emmy winner Zendaya.
Zendaya’s casting was confirmed on Space Jam: a new legacytwitter account. “Welcome to the Jam, @Zendaya,” reads the post, which includes a GIF of the Lola and Toon Squad members.
Lola Bunny appeared as Bugs Bunny’s girlfriend in the original. Space jam 1996 film. Space jam, Lola showed off some massive basketball skills.
News of Zendaya’s casting came shortly after the first trailer for A new legacy fallen in line. In the clip, James meets Don Cheadle’s Al-G Rhythm, who forces him to play Space Jam to find his son, Dom. The teaser also includes appearances by Looney Tunes characters such as Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, and Bugs. Bunny.
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The official synopsis of Space Jam: a new legacy read,
During a trip to the Warner Bros. studio, NBA superstar LeBron James and his son are accidentally trapped in a world containing all of Warner Bros. ‘stories and characters, under the control of an all-powerful and flawed force called Al G ( played by Don Cheadle). With the help of Bugs Bunny, LeBron must navigate through a never-before-imagined world filled with iconic movie scenes and characters as they reassemble the Looney Tunes to rescue his lost son. Now, to return home, LeBron and the Tunes must unravel Al G’s mysterious plan and win an epic basketball game against the gamified digital super versions of the biggest stars in the NBA and WNBA as the whole world watches.
Time Looney tunes The character Pepe Le Pew was originally going to appear in the film, it was announced in March that a scene involving the infatuated skunk had been cut. The scene in question reportedly found Pepe grappling with the consent issue while flirting with a woman in a cafe. The scene was cut when the film changed directors in 2019.
In addition to starring James, the film will feature cameos from other NBA stars such as Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike.
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Space Jam: a new legacy stars LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Zendaya, and Sonequa Martin-Green. The film hits theaters and at HBO Max on July 16.
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