Let’s be honest, how many of us were actually excited about seeing Pepe Le Pew return in Warner Bros. Looney Tunes blockbuster Space Jam: A New Legacy? Nobody? Good, because The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the little stinker has been cut from the team for the LeBron James starring sequel.
According to the report, Le Pew was benched more than a year ago, but it has only just been confirmed in light of a recent New York Times piece that evolved from the Dr. Seuss cancel-culture story.
What it means for the long-term future of the classic cartoon character is unknown, but he won’t be part of the July 16th line-up. Who would you like to see take his place? Let us know what you think of this news by heading to our social channels @FlickeringMyth…
“During a trip to the Warner Bros. studio, NBA Superstar LeBron James and his son accidently get trapped within a world that contains all of Warner Bros.’ stories and characters, under the control of a malfunctioning, all-powerful force named Al G (played by Don Cheadle). With the help of Bugs Bunny, LeBron must navigate through a never-before-imagined world filled with iconic movie scenes and characters as they re-assemble the Looney Tunes to rescue his lost son. Now to get back home, Lebron and the Tunes have to unravel Al G’s mysterious plan and win an epic basketball game against digital gamified super-versions of the NBA and WNBA’s biggest stars as the entire world watches.”
Space Jam: A New Legacy is directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Night School) with LeBron James producing and starring alongside Don Cheadle (Avengers: Endgame), Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery) and basketball stars Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Diana Taurasi, Klay Thompson, Nneka Ogwumike, and Chiney Ogwumike. The film is also set to feature the voice talents of Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza, Kath Soucie, Bob Bergen, Fred Tatasciore, and Jim Cummings.