Is Dwayne Johnson a potential lead? Here’s what the director of the movie has to say about the 49-year-old star.
The animated movie, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” dropped on Friday in theaters and on HBO Max. The director of the movie, Malcolm D. Lee got candid about the next installment and the star it would be based on.
“I never say never,” Lee told EW on Friday. “It’s all going to be about whether the fans respond to this positively. But I think the bar has been set so high in terms of the first one with this global iconic superstar in Michael Jordan, and now the same global iconic superstar in LeBron James, who transcends sports. Who is that next person to put into that universe? And then you’ve got to find a script and story that’s good enough to not repeat what’s been done but will capture the spirit of it and keep it going.”
“Dwayne Johnson would be an interesting choice,” the filmmaker added. “It would be different. I’m not exactly sure what his skillset would be, maybe he goes back to wrestling. That might be interesting.”
The first installment was based on Michael Jordan, which was released in 1996 by Warner Bros. The newly released sequel features Looney Tunes characters, it stars basketball superstar LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Zendaya.
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