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Has Lin Gone Too Far With ‘Space Jam’ Sequel?

Director of 1996 animated classic tells ‘Beyond’ helmer not to do it

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There seemed to be a little bit of magic everywhere when it came to the 1996 sleeper hit “Space Jam.”

It had Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. It had a younger and still quite marketable Michael Jordan. And it included a bunch of NBA legends who just happened to be available.

But a planned sequel more than 20 years after the fact will most likely fail to re-capture that magic. At least that’s what “Space Jam” director Joe Pytka is warning “Space Jam 2” director Justin Lin.

“When we did ‘Space Jam,’ there was a perfect storm of players and ex-players available,” Pytka told The Hollywood Reporter‘s Bill Higgins, with some of the greatest like Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing. “They all had a persona that complemented the film. There are none like that now.”

Lin, whose “Star Trek: Beyond” is coming out later this summer, announced last week he is planning a sequel that will involve Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. And while James might be popular, Pytka reminds Lin that he’s no Michael Jordan.

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