The Joker is going to be in Space Jam 2, according to reports
We must stress, this is an unconfirmed report
Space Jam 2 - aka Space Jam: A New Legacy - coming soon, set to be released next summer. The sequel sees LeBron James replace Michael Jordan, teaming up with all your favourite Looney Tunes, like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Piig and Foghorn Leghorn. Oh, and also The Joker, and Pennywise from the IT movies.
Ok, so the synopsis for the movie has reportedly leaked, and it sounds wild.
The synopsis for SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY is certifiably bananas and I for one cannot wait to see it pic.twitter.com/BLmc4x5uHb
— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) October 18, 2020
So apparently, the film revolves around LeBron's son getting lost in a world populated by all the characters that Warner Bros own, and then LeBron teams up with the Looney Tunes to save them.
And then, because this is a Space Jam film, they have to win a game of basketball to get him back, against a team of evil versions of NBA and WNBA stars.
Reports have also suggested amongst the bad guys from the Warner Bros world appearing are The Joker and Pennywise from IT.
'Space Jam 2' will reportedly have LeBron James and his son get trapped in a Warner Bros multiverse that includes Pennywise and the Joker ??
To return home, LeBron and Bugs Bunny must reassemble the Looney Tunes and play against digital super-versions of NBA & WNBA stars pic.twitter.com/KZEK3vVsZC
— Culture Crave ? (@CultureCrave) October 19, 2020
Which does seem a bit weird. Space Jam is a film for children, and IT is definitely not a film for children. And while there have been many different version of the Joker over the years, the most recent on-screen version, played by Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, was also definitely not suitable for kids.
Reports and supposedly leaked set photos also suggest that characters from The Mask and The Wizard of Oz will also feature.
We'll have to wait until next summer - or at least the first trailer - to find out how true this all is. But it is worth noting that The Lego Batman Movie pulled off a similar trick, featuring the likes of Gremlins, the Daleks from Dr Who, King Kong and Voldemort alongside Batman's normal rogue's gallery.