Space Jam 2 Will Be Partly Set In the DC Universe

By Julia Delbel Posted:
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Warner Bros. is ramping up its DC content with films like Zack Snyder's Justice League and The Suicide Squad and HBO Max series like Peacemaker .

DC is one of the studio's biggest franchises, so it makes sense that it's getting so many headlining projects. However, it looks as though some DC Extended Universe characters will be popping up in an unexpected project.


Space Jam: A New Legacy , the sequel to the 1996 hit Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes characters, is set to be released in cinemas and on HBO Max this summer. The film is a mash-up of live-action (with NBA star LeBron James playing himself) and animation like its predecessor, but this time, Warner Bros. is going all out, pulling characters from various franchises owned by the studio in the action.

Lola Bunny, who was first introduced during the original Space Jam and has since become a regular part of the Looney Tunes lineup, will be involved with bringing some DC characters into the fray.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly , director Malcolm M. Lee described Lola's whereabouts when she is first seen in the film. Despite being the strongest player of the animated characters on the original Space Jam team, she's since found a place with a different group of athletic figures: the Amazons from the DC Universe's Wonder Woman :

"We wanted to meet her with the Amazons, trying to find greener pastures for herself...As she says in the movie, there's more to her than just being a Tune."

Entertainment Weekly notes that this will be one of many instances of the Space Jam sequel utilizing Warner Bros.' film IP.


Lola Bunny should fit right in with Wonder Woman 's Amazons; despite being much smaller than them, Lola is known to be a strong athlete and will probably be able to keep up with them in their wild races (as seen in Wonder Woman 1984 ) and other endeavors.

This confirmation does raise the question of whether viewers can expect to see any other DC characters in Space Jam: A New Legacy .

Warner Bros. has a lot of franchises they may want to include in the film, meaning there's a ton of variety in the kinds of worlds that make up the DC universe; it might be fun to incorporate some undersea creatures of Aquaman , and the chaos of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn could certainly rival that of the Looney Tunes crew.

Space Jam: A New Legacy will make its debut on July 16, 2021.

- About The Author: Julia Delbel
Julia Delbel joined The Direct when the website launched in 2020. She is primarily a features writer for the Marvel section of the site, though she has also dabbled in the DC Universe. Besides these, Julia covers other major franchise content, particularly those under the Disney banner.