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Space Jam Hits Netflix Today

Space Jam Hits Netflix Today

Th legendary and iconic movie Space Jam hits Netflix today.

The hilarious 1996 film, which paired the likes of basketball legend Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes together, is now available to watch on the streaming service.

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While critics were mixed on the movie, it was an instant classic with audiences across the world.

It opened at number one on the Box Office in North America and grossed more than $230 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing basketball film of all time.

If you haven't seen it (lord help you) it's all about Michael Jordan being sucked through a hole on a golf course by Bugs Bunny. The famous wabbit explains to the Chicago Bulls legend that he has to play on their team to help them defeat the Nerdlucks (who are trying to kidnap Bugs and his mates) in a game of basketball.

I know, I know, it sounds ridiculous. But it's a wild and very enjoyable ride.

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And now you get to sit back, relax and chuck it on your telly.

If you enjoy the film, then you'll be very delighted to know that we're getting a sequel, which is meant to premiere next year.

Warner Bros. has confirmed that the next instalment to the franchise will be released July 16, 2021.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

But instead of Michael Jordan, it will be LeBron James being the star of the show.

Rumours began circling last year that Space Jam 2 would begin shooting in June 2019, with many speculating the timeframe would give everyone a three-month period to wrap things up before NBA training camps open for the 2019-2020 season.

But the big guy himself confirmed the news, while speaking at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte.

"I'm gonna be in Space Jam 2," he told a cheering crowd. "We start filming that this summer."

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

James knows he has big shoes to fill with the sequel, but couldn't turn the opportunity down when it was presented to him.

"The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

"It's so much bigger. I'd just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don't just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan [Coogler] did that for a lot of people."

Who knows what the synopsis will be, but until then, you can watch the original on Netflix from today.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: American sport, Basketball, Entertainment, TV and Film, NBA, US Sports, sport news, Netflix, Michael Jordan, USA

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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