'Space Jam: A New Legacy' Full Cast List: Meet LeBron James and stars of 'Space Jam' sequel
The long-awaited sequel to the original which starred Michael Jordan, now sees LeBron bring his A-game to court, in order to save himself and his son
Most of us jump through hoops for family and it seems that applies to basketball star LeBron James in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy'. The long-awaited sequel to the original which starred Michael Jordan, now sees LeBron bring his A-game to court, in order to save himself and his son who are trapped in digital space by rogue AI. LeBron teams up with the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI's digitized champions of the court.
If you loved the original 'Space Jam', then perhaps some of these children's sports series will also be of interest to you and your child such as 'The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers' and 'Big Shot'. Let's now take a look at the cast of the much-awaited sequel.
LeBron James as himself
LeBron James much like Michael Jordan did in the first installment of 'Space Jam' plays himself. LeBron and his young son Dom – who dreams of being a video game developer – are trapped in a virtual space by a rogue algorithm named Al-G Rhythm. The duo goes an epic adventure, as the NBA star needs to get himself and his son home safe by leading Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes stars to victory over the Al-G's digitized champions on the court. The Los Angeles Laker who is frequently compared to Michael Jordan has also starred in films like 'More than a Game' (2008), 'Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants' (2009), 'Trainwreck' (2015) and 'Smallfoot' (2018).
Don Cheadle as Al-G Rhythm
Don Cheadle plays AI-G Rhythm an evil computer algorithm. He may be getting audiences to laugh out loud with his evil antics in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy', but Cheadle has built a career of some seriously impressive work. Cheadle was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the historical drama film 'Hotel Rwanda'. Besides critical acclaim, Cheadle has also found commercial success with his role as James Rhodes / War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has appeared as the character in several films such as 'Iron Man', 'Iron Man 2', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' amongst others. When it comes to his TV work, Cheadle is known for his roles as Marty Kaan on the Showtime comedy series 'House of Lies' for which he won a Golden Globe Award in 2013. Since 2019, Cheadle has starred as Maurice Monroe in the Showtime series 'Black Monday', a role which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Sonequa Martin-Green as Kamiyah James
Sonequa Martin-Green is best known for her recurring roles on several popular shows such 'Star Trek Discovery'. While she has starred in several independent films, it is her performances as Sasha Williams on 'The Walking Dead' and Courtney Wells on 'The Good Wife' that she is probably most recognized for. She has also been a part of shows like 'Once Upon a Time' and 'New Girl'.
Cedric Joe as Dominic "Dom" James
Cedric Joe plays Dom James, LeBron's youngest son who wants to be a video game developer. Prior to 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' Cedric Joe was known for his appearances on shows like 'Modern Family' and the film 'Loving Him', a musical drama on why men won't commit.
Jeff Bergman as Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorn
Jeff Bergman is an American actor, comedian and voice impressionist who has provided the voices of several well-loved Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera characters. Bergman was the first actor to replace Mel Blanc, the original actor who voiced Bugs Bunny, after the actor's death. Bergman sometimes alternates with another voice actor Eric Bauza when it comes to voicing some of the Looney Tunes characters.
Eric Bauza as Daffy Duck
Eric Bauza is a voice actor, comedian and animation artist. He has had roles on several animated series such as playing Stimpy on Ren and Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon', the Beagle Boys on 'DuckTales' and Leonardo in 'Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. He is one of the current voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Tweety, Speedy Gonzales, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg, Sylvester Jr. and Woody Woodpecker.
Zendaya as Lola Bunny
Zendaya started her career as a child model and backup dancer and went onto become the youngest ever winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as a drug-addicted teenager in 'Euphoria'. She has of course impressed with several other big-ticket roles in 'The Greatest Showman', 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', its sequel, 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' and the romantic drama 'Malcolm & Marie'. Zendaya's musical career includes singles such as 'Swag It Out', 'Watch Me' and 'Replay'.
Who are the other stars?
The other stars of 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' are Jim Cummings, Gabriel Iglesias and Candi Milo.
'Space Jam: A New Legacy' is directed by Malcolm D Lee based on the screenplay written by Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier and Keenan Coogler. 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' hits theatres and begins streaming on HBO Max on July 16. Catch the trailer here.