Don Cheadle is leaving behind his War Machine suit to jump on court with LeBron James in “Space Jam 2.”
Deadline reports that the “Avengers: Endgame” star has been cast in the sequel to the 1996 sports comedy, which centered on Michael Jordan. The follow-up will feature James and other current NBA stars opposite Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters.
“Space Jam 2” will reportedly revolve less around a Dream Team of NBA players and focus more on a family arc for James. “Star Trek: Discovery’s” Sonequa Martin-Green is playing his wife, while the film is still casting for James’ best friend and a key male teen character.
No details have been revealed about Cheadle’s role.ESPN reported that James will be joined by his new Los Angeles Lakers teammate Anthony Davis, Portland Trailblazers’ Damian Lillard, and Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson. Also on board are Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi and Los Angeles Sparks’ siblings Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike.
Cheadle most recently appeared in “Endgame” and in Showtime’s Wall Street comedy “Black Monday,” which was renewed for a second season.
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