A new legacy is rightly compared to Ready Player One and the LEGO films after Warner Bros. had dropped the first Space Jam 2 trailer. The big 2018 adaptation of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel had a huge amount of Warner Bros. cameos for fans to look forward to, but the Space Jam sequel may feature even more cameos from even stranger parts of the studio’s massive vault, as evidenced by the short trailer. Prepare for multiple viewings of the Space Jam 2 trailer.
Tunes vs. Goons. Check out LeBron James and Bugs Bunny in the new trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy. In theaters and streaming on HBO Max * – July 16. # SpaceJamMoviepic.twitter.com / 7KOEPJP06i
– Space Jam: A New Legacy (@spacejammovie) April 3, 2021
The Iron Giant makes a return in the Space Jam 2 trailer, which looks a lot like in Ready Player OneHe is joined by King Kong, who is currently smashing the weekend box office with his good friend Godzilla. Cheetara explains Thunder cats can be spotted behind a lot of Hanna-Barbera characters, including The Flinstones, Yogi Bear, Jabberjaw and more. Obviously, the Looney Tunes characters are all in there, including Yosemite Sam, who apparently doesn’t understand what LeBron James means by ‘shooting baskets’.
Clockwork Orange guys inside Space Jam 2 confirmed pic.twitter.com/ZBBFV5QSeh
– ben mekler (@benmekler) April 3, 2021
In some of the audience’s basketball shots, one can easily see Mama Fratelli from The Goonies standing next to some of the White Walkers from Game of Thrones, Mr. Freeze from Batman and Robin, multiple versions of the Joker, including Caesar Romero’s iconic TV series and Jack Nicholson’s 1989 version BatmanThere are even multiple versions of Penguin on the sidelines with Agent Smith from The Matrix franchise.
The characters from Scooby Doo are there too, as they are The mask, and the violent gang of Droogs from Stanley Kubrick’s iconic A Clockwork Orange, along with some War Boys from Mad Max: Fury RoadIt is unclear why exactly two very violent gangs with Pennywise are on the sidelines IT, but Warner Bros. clearly went for the taste here.
The Wizard of Oz is represented in the Space Jam 2 trailer more than once. We see LeBron James fly past the planet Westeros from Game of Thrones, before passing an Oz planet. Later in the trailer, we see a Flying Monkey cheering in the crowd, while the Man with the Yellow Hat is out Curious George gets lost in the background. It’s not clear, but it even looks like Pinhead from the Hellraiser franchise picks up some cosmic basketball from the cheap seats.
Warner Bros. has pulled out all the stops with the Space Jam 2 trailer, which gives fans something to dissect. However, as a result, there has already been some backlash on social media. For the most part, people seem to be having a blast figuring out all of the cameos in the trailer, which will likely lead to a whole lot more when the highly anticipated sequel hits theaters later this year. Like the rest of Warner Bros. 2021 releases, Space Jam 2 will be available for free to stream on HBO Max. You can check out some of the cameos from the sequel above and below, thanks https: //twitter.com/benmekler/status/1378352034441654272 | The Official Twitter of Ben Menkler account.
Is that Cheetara ?! pic.twitter.com/kvbY4hE2XO
– Ibrahim Froman (@inkredibleHAK) April 3, 2021
I looked petrified and pennywise, what the hell is going on at this basketball game? pic.twitter.com/x9e1GbbfGN
– Max Lifton (@MaxLifton) April 3, 2021
and a flying monkey from Wizard of Oz pic.twitter.com/O0uhYwc5PQ
– ᕕ (ᐛ) ᕗ always red ¯ _ (ツ) _ / ¯ (@redkatana) April 3, 2021
Night King and some White Walkers, why not? pic.twitter.com/ANU7PeaMDp
– Justin Yandell (@JustYandelI) April 3, 2021
Great to finally see Jack come out of retirement it’s been too long pic.twitter.com/JPfNSjXXG2
– Ryan Foley (@ ref513) April 3, 2021
The Mask, Penguin, Agent Smith, Wizard of Oz Monkey. This movie is just another Ready Player 1 that only exists for people they can recognize things with. pic.twitter.com/V6CQjJCewE
– Jamie ~ Holler 🌱 (@SwungDashed) April 3, 2021
Boo, it’s the scoob ones too pic.twitter.com/toTFDzvuZH
– Sean Aitchison (@ Sean8UrSon) April 3, 2021
Curious George too pic.twitter.com/DaMRHYCDWv
– April Fool (@hoxhacat) April 3, 2021
Just what I was hoping for pic.twitter.com/KhRTXFtX3r
– James Pound (@JSterlingPound) April 3, 2021
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