Sources say Martin-Green will play James' wife in the pic, which hits theaters on July 16, 2021.
Sonequa Martin-Green is in negotiations to join LeBron James in Warner Bros.' "Space Jam 2," sources tell Variety.
Martin-Green, who broke out as a fan favorite in AMC's "Walking Dead," is currently starring in the CBS All Access hit series "Star Trek: Discovery." She is repped by Gersh, Principal Entertainment LA, and attorney Greg Slewett.
The new film finds Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes joining forces with James on the court to take on an unknown entity. That 1996 pic went on to gross $230 million worldwide and besides Jordan, featured some of the NBA's biggest stars, including Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Patrick Ewing. In the original, Michael Jordan teamed up with Looney Tunes characters to battle a group of animated aliens on the court.
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Rumors of a "Space Jam" follow-up first emerged in 2015 when James and SpringHill signed a content creation deal with Warner Bros. Production will get underway this summer during James' NBA off-season.
Terence Nance, creator of the HBO show "Random Acts of Flyness," is directing the untitled sequel, with "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler producing with James and his partner Maverick Carter (through their SpringHill Entertainment banner).

Investors include Revolution Growth, Greycroft Partners, Evolution Media, Greenspring Associates and Horizons Ventures. L.A.-based Scopely is now valued at more than $700 million, after it closed a $160 million Series C round.
The free-to-play game will include in-app purchases, which is a typical industry model. "Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem" is available for pre-registration on Google Play, and will be available as a free download on both iOS and Android this fall.
saw a "unique opportunity to work with Scopely to offer a game that combines the [Looney Tunes] uniquely cartoonish mayhem with the accessible yet deep, RPG-style gameplay that today’s adult gamer craves,” commented David Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Warner Bros.
Interactive Entertainment, and it's developed in partnership with Brazil's Aquiris Game Studio. The game is being published by Scopely under a pact with Warner Bros.
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“The Looney Tunes are literally timeless, and the originators of over-the-top, animated slapstick comedy," said Tim O’Brien, Scopely's chief revenue officer. "'World of Mayhem' perfectly integrates that trademark contemporary humor into a mobile experience that gamers of all levels can pick up and play, while offering the deep multiplayer RPG combat and builder gameplay that will engage them for months and years.”
Get ready to do battle with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird and other Looney Tunes characters — complete with plummeting ACME anvils, exploding presents, and giant space lasers.
In the role-playing game, users collect and battle with characters that have ridiculous, unique abilities to fight against each other in different game modes. Players also can build personalized “Toon Towns" in the app. Mobile game "Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem," slated to be released this fall, will bring together more 70 characters from WB's Looney Tunes franchise to wage prank-combat and cause other mischief.