The 20th anniversary celebration of the Space Jam film is approaching and the Jordan Brand is celebrating it by releasing a limited new Space Jam collection. A Monstars themed campaign backed up the promotion, initiating rumors that Space Jam 2 is on the works. The director quickly shut down rumors suggesting the possible creation of a sequel for various reasons.
Apparently, LeBron James and Stephen Curry are not Michael Jordan. Space Jam director Joe Pytka shared his thoughts about the idea saying, ?I think it?s ridiculous to try and make a different movie out of it. I can?t see it. I can?t imagine how it could be what that film was. Not that Space Jam is a great movie, but it had something that touched that period of time because of who those athletes were and it doesn?t exist anymore.?
Dwight Howard on Space Jam
?A representative of Dwight Howard once asked Pytka?if he can direct Space Jam 2. He turned it down because he thinks, there?s a little chance the film will succeed without the concept, feel and personality of the original character.
Unfortunately, despite Pytka?s admiration for LeBron James and Stephen Curry?s talents, they are ?different breed of athletes that cannot be compared to what Michael Jordan had already accomplished back in his time. In his statement, he cleared what he meant saying ?I?ve worked with LeBron and I?ve worked with Steph Curry, and as good a player as LeBron is and as good a player as Steph Curry is, they?re not Michael Jordan.? His statement also hinted that somehow, he can only be convinced to do a Space Jam sequel if Michael Jordan will reprise his role or make a cameo in the film.
?We will never see another player like him. He was a transcendent figure, much like Muhammad Ali. He was beyond his sport. These guys aren?t,? he added.
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