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'Space Jam: A New Legacy' stars LeBron James and the Looney Tunes in a new family adventure — you can watch the movie on HBO Max starting July 16

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"Space Jam: A New Legacy" stars LeBron James and the Looney Tunes.
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  • "Space Jam: A New Legacy" will premiere on HBO Max and in theaters on July 16.
  • NBA icon LeBron James and the Looney Tunes star in this sequel to the 1997 family film.
  • You need the ad-free HBO Max plan ($15/month) to stream new theatrical releases like "Space Jam 2."

Nearly 25 years after the original "Space Jam" debuted, a sequel is finally arriving in theaters and on HBO Max. The new movie, titled "Space Jam: A New Legacy," premieres on July 16.  You can stream it for one month at no extra cost with HBO Max's ad-free plan ($15/month).

The original movie starred basketball legend Michael Jordan, but the sequel features current NBA icon LeBron James as its new lead. In "Space Jam: A New Legacy," James teams up with Warner Bros' Looney Tunes characters for a basketball game against a group of digitized stars nicknamed the Goon Squad. The fate of James' son, played by actor Cedric Joe, and the Looney Tunes themselves, will be decided by the outcome of the game.

Much like the original "Space Jam," the Goon Squad characters are inspired by real NBA and WNBA players, including Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Diana Taurasi, and Nneka Ogwumike. "Space Jam: A New Legacy" also stars Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, and Sonequa Martin-Green. 

Where to watch 'Space Jam: A New Legacy'

"Space Jam: A New Legacy" will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16. To watch the movie at home, you'll need the ad-free HBO Max plan. "Space Jam: A New Legacy" will be available to stream until August 17. 

The HBO Max ad-free plan costs $15 a month for on-demand access to thousands of movies and TV shows. A cheaper, ad-supported plan is available for $10 a month, but it doesn't include Warner's theatrical releases.

You can watch HBO Max using the dedicated app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV , Apple devices, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, Chromecast , and most smart TVs. You can also visit HBOMax.com to stream via your computer browser.

"Space Jam: A New Legacy" will be available to stream in 4K with support for Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and HDR10 formats on compatible devices.

What else is coming to HBO Max?

Warner Bros. will continue to bring its new theatrical releases to HBO Max throughout 2021. "The Suicide Squad" will arrive on August 6 while "The Many Saints of Newark," a prequel film to HBO's "The Sopranos," will be released on October 1. "Malignant," a new horror movie by "The Conjuring" producer James Wan, is due out in September.

The service is also home to several original series, including a brand-new reboot of "Gossip Girl."

You can find more details on HBO Max in our full HBO Max guide and our HBO Max review.

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