Don Cheadle (L) and Anthony Mackie of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

From, Rebound to Marvel Movies, Don Cheadle has done it all.  But now he is making his way behind the camera.

Space Jam 2 is getting a new director and adding a new cast member to the mix, with Malcolm D. Lee replacing Terence Nance and Don Cheadle joining LeBron James.

LeBron James has already signed on to play the lead in the flick that follows up the 1996 blockbuster that starred Buggs Bunny and Michael Jordan. Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler, is a producer on the film. This will also be James’ first starring role in a feature film.  Space Jam 2 is also the first movie Coogler has taken on since shattering records with Black Panther. 

“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” James previously said. “It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”

Space Jam 2 is due out July 16, 2021.