How to watch Space Jam 2 and relive all that 90s goodness

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Wondering how to watch Space Jam 2? The 90s cult classic is getting an upgrade, and all those who are nostalgic for Looney Tunes' escapades need to check out the sequel for themselves. We'll tell you when and where to catch the fun. 

The story continues 25 years after the original with Space Jam: A New Legacy. The animated-live-action hybrid is set to premiere on July 16th, but if you're not too keen on a theater visit just yet, let the theater come to you. 

HBO Max airs new Warner Brothers 2021 films the same day they're released. Plus, they'll be available for streaming for 31 days, so you'll have plenty of time to catch the flick—on multiple occasions, in fact. Sounds like a slam dunk to us!

(Note: subscriptions start at $9.99/month, but you'll need to purchase the ad-free option at $14.99/month in order to access Warner Bros. movies.)

Watch the Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer 

The stakes are high in this follow-up to the 1996 film. Ready for Bugs Bunny and the gang to hit the b-ball court once more? We can't wait! Fingers and paws crossed that the game goes well.

Space Jam: A New Legacy plot

In the original Space Jam, Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan is the main character of the story. But in 2021, we're watching the Looney Tunes team up with LeBron James. 

The zany cast—Daffy Duck, Wiley Coyote, Lola Bunny—are tasked with helping LeBron win a basketball match, but this isn't just any game. LeBron needs to win in order to get his son back from evil tech monsters. Oh, and Bugs Bunny and friends have their future on the line, too, should the game not go according to plan. 

Space Jam: A New Legacy cast

  • LeBron James as himself
  • Cedric Joe as Dom James
  • Sonequa Martin-Green as Kamiyah James
  • Zendaya as the voice of Lola Bunny
  • Don Cheadle as Al-G Rhythm

Looking back at Space Jam: the original

Much like its 2021 sequel, the original Space Jam is all about settling things with a basketball game. (As one does.) 

In the 90s film, we find alien amusement park owner Swackhammer (played by Danny DeVito) vying for a new attraction for his venue. He seems to think that the key to success is kidnapping Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang, but they challenge Swackhammer to a basketball game to determine their fate. Good thing they elicit the help of Michael Jordan, otherwise things could've been problematic. 

If you're going to indulge in the O.G. Space Jam or see what's happening with the 2021 take, note that it's rated PG, so it's more than OK to have a little one sit in on the fun, even if they're not as keen on the 90s entertainment as you!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.