For whatever reason, details on Space Jam 2 are extremely hard to come by, which makes this little nugget from Paul Scheer seem like a big deal. We know LeBron James will be teaming up with Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters in the b-ball comedy, but Scheer has revealed that Don Cheadle might be his nemesis.
Scheer, who co-stars with Cheadle in Showtime’s Black Monday, let the info slip while on the Clip City Podcast…
“Actually Don Cheadle, who I do ‘Black Monday’ with, he’s the bad guy in ‘Space Jam,’ and he said LeBron’s really great. He was great in ‘Train Wreck’ too.”
What we don’t know is if the Avengers star will be playing a live-action villain or voicing an animated one. Assuming Scheer isn’t blowing smoke, Cheadle joins a cast that includes Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery) as LeBron’s wife, and Ceyair J. Wright as his son. Hopefully, we’ll get to see Cheadle show the court skills he displayed 1996′ Rebound: The Legend of Earl “The Goat” Manigault.
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Lola Bunny are just a handful of the Looney Tunes characters that will show, because Taz absolutely needs to be there, too. A slew of NBA stars will appear, including the Great One himself, Michael Jordan. Other Warner Bros. characters including Pennywise, Lord Voldemort, Agent Smith, and the Joker are rumored, as well.