Space Jam 2 is Releasing in 2021 and Iron Galaxy’s Dave Lang Wants to Create the Video Game Adaptation
After working on the first game over 20 years ago, Lang is desperate to make sure he can create the sequel as well.
Believe it or not, they’re making a Space Jam 2. I’m not really sure why they’re making Space Jam 2 but this time around, it’s set to star current Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James alongside Bugs Bunny and pals. It was recently announced, the film is set to release on July 16, 2021.
While video game adaptations of theatrical releases have fallen by the wayside a bit in recent years, one developer in the industry is dead set on ensuring that they can create the video game adaptation of Space Jam 2 down the road. Following the release date announcement of the film, Iron Galaxy’s Dave Lang chimed in on Twitter and basically demanded that he be the one to work on the game if it were to happen. “If we don’t get to do this video game adaptation someone somewhere fucked up,” Lang tweeted out. He then encouraged his followers to signal boost his tweet to help make sure it comes to fruition.
For a bit of context as to why Lang wants to make Space Jam 2 so badly, Lang himself worked on the original Space Jam video game back in the 90s. Released on the Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and MS-DOS, the original version of Space Jam was the first game that Lang says he ever worked on in the industry as a professional developer. Despite his personal attachment to the game, Space Jam was–as you might imagine–not a phenomenal game. Critically panned from a variety of outlets, Lang’s claim to fame of working on Space Jam has become a running gag of sorts. As someone who personally happened to play Space Jam a few months back randomly, I can safely report that it is indeed a very odd video game.
More than anyone else in this industry though, Lang knows what it takes to create a Space Jam video game and as such I see no better fit than him and Iron Galaxy to be the ones that create this highly-anticipated sequel. Do Lang a favor and go retweet his message at the bottom of this page. We need a Space Jam 2 and it’s a video game crime if Lang isn’t the one who gets to work on the project.
Let Lang make Space Jam 2, cowards.
If we don’t get to do this video game adaptation someone somewhere fucked up. https://t.co/Eg58ohdtDa
— Dave Lang (@JosephJBroni) February 22, 2019