Space Jam: A New Legacy Director Says The Rock’s Return To Wrestling Would Be An Interesting Idea For A Sequel
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The Rock‘s return to the squared circle is something wrestling fans have constantly speculated about, but would it make a compelling story for the big screen? According to Malcolm D. Lee, it’d be an interesting choice.
Lee, the director of Space Jam: A New Legacy, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and talked about ideas for a potential third film in the series if it came to fruition. In regards to the story for another film, Lee said Dwayne Johnson would be “an interesting choice” for a lead in the basketball-centered series.
“It would be different. I’m not exactly sure what his skillset would be, maybe he goes back to wrestling,” Lee said. “That might be interesting.”
Lee went on to talk about finding the right person and idea that makes sense, noting that the first film set the bar so high, but now the challenge is to keep the same spirit without repeating what’s now been seen in two films.
“I never say never. 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,” Lee explained, “but will capture the spirit of it and keep it going.”
Space Jam: A New Legacy is playing now in theaters and on HBOMax.