The "Space Jam" sequel appears to be a go.
LeBron James' production company, SpringHill Entertainment, announced Wednesday that Ryan Coogler - whose past films include "Black Panther," "Creed," and "Fruitvale Station" - will produce "Space Jam 2."
"I loved his vision (for 'Black Panther')," James told The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie, noting that there were no black superheroes when he was a kid growing up in Akron, Ohio. "So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it's amazing."
SpringHill also confirmed that Terence Nance will direct the Warner Bros. film, replacing Justin Lin, and that James will star in the lead role. Production is tentatively slated to begin in 2019.