SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY is NOW PLAYING and theaters and on HBO Max!
To celebrate today’s release of SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY in theaters and available on HBO Max, we want to share some fun games and activities along with an EXCLUSIVE Interview with Sonequa Martin-Green. Sonequa plays Kamiyah James, the onscreen wife of LeBron James in the film. During our interview, we discussed the differences between the new movie and the original, the importance the role of FAMILY plays in the new movie, and a more.
While Space Jam: A New Legacy pulls some pages from the playbook of the 1996 original film, starring Michael Jordan, Sonequa shared with us how this film is different and deeper. Check out the details below!
I had so much fun interviewing Sonequa. She was extremely friendly, easy to talk to, and someone that I could easily see becoming a good friend. Looking for someone new to have drinks with and discuss life and kids? Sonequa is the perfect addition to Girl’s Night Out! Below is a short excerpt of the full interview (hint: it’s the question I got to ask)
Heather: Hello, Hello! I’ve always wondered, what is the most difficult part of filming a movie that splits between animation and live action? Sonequa: Great question. I think the most difficult part is just rounding out the world for yourself, in your mind's eye. You have to employ your imagination to such a degree that it really does take mental fortitude. It does because, you almost have to imagine this world and it has to be so specific that it's so real to you. That you can taste it, touch it, smell it, all those things in your mind so that you can fully and authentically interact with it. It’s almost like you have to keep it alive for yourself. It takes a lot of focus and a lot of intensity and concentration. I think for those kinds of worlds, which I am familiar with in acting, it’s like, “Alright Imagination, let’s go!” You gotta keep yourself sharp and keep yourself focused.
A huge THANK YOU to Warner Bros. for inviting us to be a part of the Space Jam: A New Legacy fun and allowing us to be a part of the interview with Sonequa Martin-Green!
Want to Pump Up The Jam before heading out to see the movie this weekend? The Space Jam: A New Legacy website features a Social Toolkit with fun Virtual Wallpaper, the #WhatsUpClock TikTok Challenged, a HTML Pinball Game, Activity Pack AND MORE!
~ BONUS ~ As an awesomely fantastic surprise, we wanted to share some amazing direct-to-draw events with animator and voice actor, Eric Bauza.
~ BUGS BUNNY ~
~ DAFFY DUCK ~
~ MARVIN the MARTIAN ~
ABOUT SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY
Welcome to the Jam! Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.
James stars alongside Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (the “Avengers” films, “Hotel Rwanda”), Khris Davis (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” TV’s “Atlanta”), Sonequa Martin-Green (TV’s “The Walking Dead,” “Star Trek: Discovery”), newcomer Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”), Eric Bauza (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”), and Zendaya (upcoming “Dune,” “Malcolm & Marie”).
Lee (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and Jesse Gordon and Celeste Ballard, story by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and Terence Nance. Based on “Space Jam,” written by Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick and Timothy Harris & Herschel Weingrod. The film’s producers are Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson, and the executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman.
The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Salvatore Totino (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), animation producer Troy Nethercott (“Wonder Park”), production designers Kevin Ishioka (“The Mule”), Akin McKenzie (Netflix’s “When They See Us”) and Clint Wallace (upcoming “Eternals”), editor Bob Ducsay (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”) and costume designer Melissa Bruning (“Rampage,” “War for the Planet of the Apes”). The music is by Kris Bowers (“Greenbook,” Netflix’s “Bridgerton”).
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Proximity/The SpringHill Company Production, a Malcolm D. Lee Film, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will be released in theaters nationwide on July 16, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.