THAT ONE exclusively revealed the news the same day the official Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer was released.Zendaya’s casting is part of director Malcolm D. Lee’s goal to present a more “fully realized” Lola than what was seen in the original 1996 Space Jam.
Lee only saw the original Space Jam in 2019, and Lola’s portrayal left him “bewildered.”
“Lola was not politically correct,” Lee said in EW’s New Legacy cover story. “It’s a children’s movie, why is she in a crop top? It just seemed unnecessary to me, but at the same time there is a long history of it in the cartoons.”
To help reinvent Lola and “reflect the authenticity of strong and capable female characters,” Lee decided to reintroduce Zendaya’s Lola alongside the Amazons from Wonder Woman.Zendaya joins Kath Soucie, Kristen Wiig and others who have lent their vocal talents to the character of Lola Bunny.
Space Jam: A New Legacy will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16, 2021.
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