Emmy winner for best actress in a drama series for her work on Euphoria, Zendaya was confirmed in the voice cast of Space Jam: A New Legacy. She will be the voice actor for Lola Bunny, a star on the Looney Tunes team and a romantic interest in Bugs Bunny.
The official profile of the feature on Twitter confirmed the information, released by Entertainment Weekly magazine hours after the release of the first trailer for the production.
In an interview with the publication to talk about Space Jam 2, director Malcolm D. Lee revealed that Lola’s version in the sequel will not be sexualized as it was in the first film.
“This is 2021. It is important to reflect the authenticity of strong and capable female characters,” he said, saying he did not agree with the approach given to the character in the 1996 feature film.
“Lola was not politically correct. This is a film for children, why is she on top? It seemed unnecessary, but at the same time there is a long story about animations that did this,” he added.
While the first film starred NBA legend Michael Jordan, Space Jam 2 will feature LeBron James as the protagonist. The adult cast will also feature Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green. The first will play the mysterious artificial intelligence Al-G Rythm, and the former Walking Dead will play Kamiyah James, LeBron’s wife in the feature.
The film will also feature a teen cast in the roles of the sons of LeBron James and Sonequa Martin-Green. They are: Cedric Joe, Harper Leigh Alexander and Ceyair Wright.
Space Jam 2 was one of the titles that suffered from Warner Bros. decision. to launch simultaneously between theaters and HBO Max. The premiere is scheduled for July 15, 2021.
Check out Zendaya’s confirmation on the official Twitter of the feature:
Welcome to the Jam,🏀 https://t.co/BAp4UZuwkf
— Space Jam: A New Legacy (@spacejammovie)
Watch the dubbed trailer:
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