Actor Don Cheadle Confirms Michael Jordan’s Appearance In LeBron James Starrer Space Jam: New Legacy

Published 05/13/2021, 1:13 AM EDT
Mar 18, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves the ball against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Michael Jordan starrer Space Jam was arguably one of the most iconic basketball movies of all time. 25 years later, the iconic MJ movie sees its new edition starring LeBron James releasing later this year.

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Given how LBJ has been compared to Jordan for all of his life and has been seen as the heir to MJ’s throne, it is only fitting that Bron stars in the upcoming new edition titled as Space Jam New Legacy.

Michael Jordan to star in LeBron James starrer Space Jam New Legacy

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As the release date of Space Jam New Legacy nears, one of the biggest questions that lingered was whether Michael Jordan will star in the new installment or not.

After the trailer launch, there were rumblings about a possible Michael Jordan appearance in the movie. New Legacy’s lead Don Cheadle recently confirmed these rumors and made it clear that ‘His Airness‘ will be in the new Space Jam movie starred by Bron.

In an interview with Access, the veteran actor revealed that MJ will indeed make an appearance in the upcoming Space Jam sequel as he said, ‘Jordan is in the movie…But not in the way that you expect him to be’.

This is certainly massive news for die-hard fans of the movie and the basketball community as a whole. Given the impact he had on the Space Jam movie in the first place, it will be exciting to see the role MJ plays in the movie.

This will also be the first time we see both Jordan and Bron on one screen. NBA fans are surely stoked to see this movie, and with Jordan confirmed to make an appearance, fans can’t wait.

Will LBJ’s Space Jam: New Legacy recreate MJ’s classic Space Jam?

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Whenever there is a discussion about the most iconic basketball movies, no movie comes close to Space Jam. Given the massive popularity of the MJ starrer, expectations are quite high from LeBron and Co. to bring a great movie.

So far, by the looks of the trailer, the new installment looks absolutely stunning, Starring bugs bunny and co. alongside ‘King James‘ and a commanding actor like Don Cheadle present in the movie, the film looks like a treat to the eyes.

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To top it all off, stars like Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and now Michael Jordan are making appearances in the movie. The Space Jam: New Legacy looks promising and looks like an exciting project. Will the LeBron James starrer become an instant classic?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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