Nearly 20 years after losing to Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes, it looks like The Monstars are gearing up for a rematch.
Rumors of Space Jam 2 have long been percolating – Dick Ebersol’s sons were linked to the project last year – but they’ve picked up steam in recent months. LeBron James, the ideal candidate to replace Michael Jordan if there were to be a sequel, just signed a content-creation partnership with Warner Bros., and the studio – who brought the original movie to life – recently filed for three Space Jam trademarks, too.
While it could all just be a freaky coincidence, James recently teased “we’ll just have to wait and see” when asked about the project in a Twitter Q&A. Michael Jordan’s jumper still appears to be wet, and Bill Murray is probably wandering around somewhere as you read this. And now, there’s Blake Griffin’s new sneaker commercial, featuring a cameo from well-known Looney Tunes’ character Marvin the Martian.
While introducing the “earth-shattering” Super.Fly 4, Marvin takes exception to Griffin’s word choice and vows to make him pay by challenging him to a dunk contest with the winner taking Earth. Adding to the fun: the shoe’s colors – black, green and orange – match the original Space Jam poster, which is more than likely not an accident.
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) August 2, 2015
Nike isn’t messing around with this promotion. They’ve created a page on their website to document Marvin’s journey in finding the Super.Fly 4, starting at The Great Wall of China and landing him places like Paris and Las Vegas. We can expect more shenanigans between Griffin and Marvin over the coming months, but hopefully there’s more than just a shoe to show for it once it’s all said and done.