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Space Jam: A New Legacy Would Like to See The Rock Join the Franchise

July 25, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been part of several memorable franchises, and the director of Space Jam: A New Legacy thinks he’d be an interesting choice for a third film. Malcolm D. Lee spoke with EW and while he said the bar is high for a potential third film, he could see Johnson as the star of one.

“I never say never,” Lee said when asked about another entry. “It’s all going to be about whether the fans respond to this positively. But I think the bar has been set so high in terms of the first one with this global iconic superstar in Michael Jordan, and now the same global iconic superstar in LeBron James, who transcends sports. Who is that next person to put into that universe? And then you’ve got to find a script and story that’s good enough to not repeat what’s been done but will capture the spirit of it and keep it going.”

Asked about who could lead the film, he said, “Dwayne Johnson would be an interesting choice. It would be different. I’m not exactly sure what his skillset would be, maybe he goes back to wrestling. That might be interesting.”