This weekend, Warner Bros. mentioned “Welcome to the House Jam, once more,” with Space Jam: A New Legacy, a standalone sequel to the 1996 House Jam that’s now taking part in in theaters and on HBO Max.
As an alternative of Michael Jordan, this time NBA star LeBron James stepped in to play basketball with the Looney Tunes you recognize and love, together with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Lola Bunny, and extra. Director Malcolm D. Lee ups the anty, additionally together with cameos from Warner Bros. properties like Rick and Morty, Harry Potter, Casablanca, The Iron Big, and plenty of extra.
After going that huge, it’s arduous to think about going any larger in one other House Jam film. No spoilers, however House Jam: A New Legacy ties issues up with a reasonably neat bow. There’s nothing left hanging, and no set-up for a continuation of the story. After all, that was additionally true for the primary House Jam film, and 25 years later, right here we’re. Right here’s what we all know proper now about the opportunity of a House Jam: A New Legacy sequel.
WILL THERE BE A SPACE JAM 3?
There are at present no official plans for Warner Bros. to make one other House Jam film.
That mentioned, former NBA star Baron Davis lately expressed curiosity in directing a 3rd House Jam film, and even pitched his thought in an interview with The New York Times. “I created this world known as Nearth the place Nearthians exist, and so they defend towards air pollution, issues like that,” Davis mentioned. “And principally, LeBron, Steph, all the foremost stars, they’d go all the way down to Nearth and notice that we’re ruining our planet.”
Davis mentioned he pitched the concept to each LeBron James and Steph Curry, however that the basketball stars turned him down. So it doesn’t appear possible that we’ll be seeing that model of House Jam 3 any time quickly.
Whether or not or not there might be one other House Jam film possible is determined by how a lot cash the film makes for Warner Bros. The studio is little doubt banking on the movie’s nostalgic lure to make it successful on the field workplace. Regardless that it would even be streaming on HBO Max on the identical time it’s in theaters, the success of Disney’s Black Widow in theaters final week demonstrated that folk had been prepared to go to a theater to see a film that was additionally out there at residence. Nevertheless, whereas Black Widow prices $30 on Disney+, House Jam: A New Legacy will stream on HBO Max at no cost. On high of that, reviews for House Jam 2 have been lower than favorable thus far.
That mentioned, there are many examples of important flops that make sufficient cash to gas a sequel. We’ll simply have to attend and see!