It matters little if you want to jam, or even if you’re welcome to do so. Don Cheadle has joined the cast of LeBron James’ Space Jam 2, so there will be a real jam going down. While Cheadle’s involvement in the project has been revealed, no one knows what role he will take in the film, be it human or Looney Tunes character.
Cheadle is, of course, coming off one of the biggest films in recent memory in Avengers: Endgame, which has thus far raked in $2.7 billion at the global box office and taken the title of second-highest box office gross of all time. Cheadle is best known for his role as War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so he’s clearly a big get for Space Jam 2.
It’s a simple thing to assume that Cheadle will play a human character in Space Jam 2, but it’s worth noting that the actor also recently voiced Donald Duck in an episode of DuckTales. Granted, that episode saw Donald outfitted with a new voice box, allowing him to speak clearly and eloquently through the medium that is Don Cheadle. Still, stranger things have happened.
Space Jam 2 is co-produced by James and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler. The film is believed to begin production this summer, according to Deadline.
Directed by Terrence Nash, Space Jam 2 stars LeBron James and is set to be released July 16, 2021.