Space Jam 2

Damian Lillard wouldn't give any spoiler alerts on Space Jam 2 but says his role is "not a cameo"

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Damian Lillard wouldn't give any spoiler alerts on Space Jam 2 but says his role is "not a cameo"

Space Jam 2 is scheduled to be released in movie theaters summer of 2021.

Filming for the much-anticipated sequel has already began.

In mid-June, it was first reported that Trail Blazers All-Star point guard Damian Lillard would be joining LeBron James, along with Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, and other NBA and WNBA players to star in the new film.

The remake of the Michael Jordan Space Jam has had NBA fans buzzing and Rip City is excited to see Lillard play a part in the movie.

On Tuesday at his annual basketball camp, Lillard told the media that he spent a week in Hollywood for filming.

Lillard said shooting the movie was “different.”

He also quickly found out the movie directors and producers didn’t want him to have any facial hair for the movie.

"You all know I've always had a baby face, so this season I grew a beard out, it took me like six months to grow it,” Lillard said. “I show up on the set, they make me shave it off for the animation. That's why I look like this now. It was bare faced for the animation, 15-hour days… It was long."

Lillard added that he might have to "go back one more time" to film more, but it sounds like the bulk of Lillard’s shooting is done.

When asked what we can expect from Lillard in the movie, he wouldn't give much away, but he did speak on his role with a smile, saying, "it's significant, it's not a cameo."

Lillard was just six years old when the first Space Jam was originally released in 1996.

Report: Damian Lillard to have key role in Space Jam 2

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Report: Damian Lillard to have key role in Space Jam 2

It has long been known that LeBron James would be starring in a sequel to the 1996 basketball classic Space Jam. A movie famous for Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny still hold sa special place in the hearts of basketball fans. 

While we have known the sequel was coming, we didn't know who would be cast alongside King James. Well, now we know. 

According to Sham Charania of The Athletic, Portland star Damian Lillard will play a key role in the movie. 

Lillard was just six years old when the first Space Jam came out, but a lot has changed in those 23 years. 

He's now a four-time all-star, four-time All-NBA selection, and was the 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year. 

As expected, Portland fans were happy to hear the news.