Getting LeBron James In Space Jam 2 Is Hard Because He's Not Retired Yet

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It appears getting LeBron James to star in Space Jam 2 is proving harder than expected.

This is because the NBA star is still playing basketball and it's hard to get him during the off-season because he's still an active player. He cannot take too much time off.

This piece of news was confirmed by director Justin Lin at the TCA 2017 event (via Collider). Lin says getting LeBron now is a challenge.

Unlike Michael Jordan it was easier because he was "retired" from basketball at the time. You can read his comments on the issue below.

It's a different challenge because he's a professional basketball player. He's not retired. When the first one happened, it was during a strike and Michael Jordan was retired. From what I've learned in film, you have to be passionate and when you're ready, you'll make it happen

It sounds like Warner Bros. is wanting Lin to start production very soon.

That being said, Lin is still waiting until the schedules are all right. Aside from LeBron James, he's been getting requests from other athletes to be in Space Jam 2.

The first Space Jam was a hit thanks to the combination of the Looney Tunes characters and Michael Jordan's star power. The movie also added in Bill Murray and Wayne Knight for the comic relief.

It will be hard for a sequel to replicate the magic of the first movie. They will need a star just as likeable as Jordan with a great supporting cast too.

Anyway, it sounds like Space Jam 2 won't be released anytime soon as the schedules for professional athletes can be hard to manage. Hopefully they are able to get the people they need.

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