‘Space Jam 2’ Drafts ‘Girls Trip’ Director Malcolm D. Lee As Terence Nance Exits

Terence Nance on Space Jam 2 was just too wild to ever stick for long. The experimental filmmaker behind The Oversimplification of Her Beauty and HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness just didn’t seem to mesh with the big studio style, and so he’s out with a more appropriate director on board.

Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee takes over on Space Jam 2, with no specific reason given for Nance’s exit. I think we have a pretty good idea, though. Anyway, Lee is best known for hit comedies such as The Best Man and its sequel The Best Man Holiday, Night School, and Barbershop: The Next Cut. He’s a solid filmmaker who will get the job done, and that’s probably all that’s needed for a gig like this.

Space Jam 2 is the long-awaited (?) sequel to the 1996 animated/live-action film that paired up Michael Jordan with a bunch of Looney Tunes characters. This one will star LeBron James, along with Sonequa Martin-Green and Don Cheadle. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler co-wrote the script.

Space Jam 2 takes the court on July 16th 2021. [THR]

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.