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The Space Jam: A New Legacy Cast on Teamwork, Family, and Building Their Own Goon Squad

Director Malcolm D. Lee and stars Don Cheadle, Zendaya, and the rest of the cast talk about the impact of the original film and what it's like to continue its – ahem – legacy.

by | July 15, 2021 | Comments


It’s been 25 years since Michael Jordan and his Tune Squad took on the evil Monstars in Space Jam, but we’re finally getting a new story with a new GOAT for a new generation of fans in Space Jam: A New Legacy. LeBron James suits up in the modernized update as, well, himself as he is transported to a digital realm ruled by an all-powerful A.I. named Al G. Rhythm (Don Cheadle). In order to free his son (Cedric Joe) and return to the real world, LeBron rallies a team of familiar characters — Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Lola Bunny, and more — to defeat Al G.’s own digitized Goon Squad. Ahead of the film’s release, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Naz Perez chatted with stars Cheadle, Joe, and Sonequa Martin-Green; voice actors Zendaya and Gabriel Iglesias; and director Malcolm D. Lee about why the original cult classic endures to this day, and what it’s like to continue its – ahem – legacy. Plus, the stars reveal who they’d put on their own Goon Squad (Iglesias is a superhero fan, Cheadle wants cheaters) and Zendaya explains how similar the movie is to her own life growing up in a basketball family.

Space Jam: A New Legacy is in theaters and available to stream on HBO Max on Friday, July 16, 2021. 


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