In the past few hours we have learned more details about the upcoming Space Jam movie in which LeBron James tries to save his son from a very unexpected enemy who tries to steal followers from the king. Entertainment Weekly shared a number of pictures showing some details from the film, including LeBron, Bugs Bunny, and Don Cheadle.
One of the biggest surprises at first sight of the film was the redesign of Lola Bunny, one of the favorite characters in the first film in which Michael Jordan played against the Monstars to save the Looney Tunes. Things have changed a little for Lola and now she looks different from 1996.
NBA fans used social media to show their discomfort at the changes Lola had endured and made their trend on Twitter. While some stated that this was a good move by Warner Bros. others made it clear that some images were unofficial and fans overreacted to them.
Wait what happened
– Craig Carton (@craigcartonlive) March 4, 2021
– Dolan Dark (@DolanDark) March 5, 2021
You made it conservative pic.twitter.com/z5F8G8ZsOi
– knee grr (@itzjordx) March 4, 2021
Damn it, what did they do to our angry goddess?
– Ctonhunter (@CinemaPrisoner) March 4, 2021
is that real
– Daidus (@Daidus_OTL) March 4, 2021
– Kristopher (@KrisSrBrown) March 4, 2021
Anyone who is crazy about these answers needs to relax pic.twitter.com/uwbjIEZn3t
– ً (@ KobesBurner_v2) March 4, 2021
I don’t see what’s wrong. 1996: hourglass figure. 2021: pear figure. All that happened was that they reduced their breasts and focused more on the leg muscles. She’s cute either way
– ~ * Ellie * ~ (@ IamWeebTrash1) March 5, 2021
Flat chest justice I honestly really prefer this design, it doesn’t need an extremely “sexy female body” when the other characters all look like genderless cartoon characters
– shot (@XxMiss_PiexX) March 4, 2021
Bring the OG back immediately pic.twitter.com/YDx6rUOckz
– Goatedlakers (@ LALakers824) March 4, 2021
– KingMarree (@ kingmarree03) March 5, 2021
Why did they do this to us? pic.twitter.com/8cHen2bdTD
– ホ セ (@Instabilitiez) March 4, 2021
Such a downgrade pic.twitter.com/pcVkIEtsiu
– JonnyFlamez (@JonnyFlamez) March 4, 2021
The picture on the left is fanart, so it is not an absolutely accurate representation of Lola. Lola Bunny in the first Space Jam looked like this. She didn’t have a bust of a beetle. At least when it comes to the redesign, she looks like an athlete. pic.twitter.com/eEsX4EOCvQ
– – Dovahth0t (@ dovahth0t) March 5, 2021
The left side is fanart. The actual film used soft shadows, not hard ones. Didn’t have that big a bust either. That said, completely removing her figure is completely wrong. “How do we make a strong female figure? I know! Make them more manly! “
– Aussie Ossan (@sycolution) March 5, 2021
That’s … that’s not the 96 design. This is fanart. Cropped fanart.
The fact that you have so much to accomplish doesn’t help you much.
Here’s a recent screen coverage from the movie. pic.twitter.com/GVqoUIe1FU
– Caeruleo (@CaeruleoBirb) March 5, 2021
You know what you did pic.twitter.com/SYTIehmj3O
– 18 (@XVIIICoV) March 4, 2021
I need Tucker Carlson to rant about how the new Lola Bunny is nullifying the culture
– Buck Mulligan (@jiptherip) March 4, 2021
Lola Bunny is trendy … pic.twitter.com/uXQZxEtYh6
– Darcy. (@Molo_Lolo) March 4, 2021
The plot of the film is very interesting to say the least, as LeBron tries to fight this AI envy of his social media fame.
“Playing an elevated version of yourself, [LeBron] James struggles to identify with his son Dom [played by 16-year-old Cedric Joe]who is far more interested in creating games than playing them. When Dom’s technical prowess catches the attention of a CGI humanoid named Al G Rhythm (Don Cheadle), the father-son duo is drawn into the Warner 3000 entertainment server “Server-Vers”, with the AI kidnapping Dom in the Hoping to steal some of the King’s followers (IRL he has about 80 million on Instagram). Cheadle doesn’t see Al G as a villain (what does the villain do?), But as “AI with a chip on his shoulder,” says the MCU veteran.
Nobody expected this announcement to cause controversy in the league, but it turns out it actually does, and now fans are showing their disagreement over how WB did things with this movie.