Star Trek: Discovery’s lead explorer Michael Burnham, aka Sonequa Martin-Green, has reportedly joined the cast of director Terence Nance’s Space Jam 2.
Martin-Green joins the already-cast LeBron James, and will purportedly portray his wife in the forthcoming live-action/animation hybrid sequel.
A Space Jam 2 has been rumoured since 2015, when LeBron James and his company (SpringHill Entertainment) signed a deal with Warner Bros. Back then, director Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond) was reportedly in negotiations to helm the feature for a 2016 release, but that deal never truly materialised. Lin will now executive produce the sequel alongside Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler.
The 1996 original made $230 million at the global box office, and starred Michael Jordan – following as he teamed up with the Looney Tunes to play an intergalactic game of basketball against a villainous gaggle of hyper-capitalist aliens who sought to enslave Bugs Bunny and his friends. It also featured the greatest cameo of all time.
Space Jam 2 has been pencilled in for a July 16th, 2021 release. Sonequa Martin-Green can currently be seen in season two of Star Trek: Discovery, airing weekly on Netflix, here in the UK.
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