Zendaya Joins ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ as Lola Bunny

“Space Jam” is coming back to the court for a sequel, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” If that’s not exciting enough, it has been announced that Zendaya is joining the team as Lola Bunny. Talk about a slam dunk cast!

Zendaya as Lola

Zendaya will be the voice actress for Lola Bunny in the upcoming sequel of the iconic ’90s filmThe news was announced by the movie’s official Twitter account and people are freaking out online!

“Welcome to the Jam, @Zendaya,” the film account tweeted.  Zendaya retweeted the tweet onto her own profile.

The “Euphoria” actress will star alongside LeBron James, who is taking on Michael Jordan’s iconic role as a teammate on the Bugs Bunny basketball crew. 

A New Look

Lola Bunny sparked controversy over her image during the 1997 film. Social media users criticized the “sexualized” design of the original character, and encouraged the director to re-design Lola.

According to Entertainment WeeklyDirector Malcolm D. Lee said “Lola was not politically correct. This is a kids’ movie, why is she in a crop top? It just felt unnecessary, but at the same thing there’s a long history of that in cartoons.”

He wanted the redesign of Lola to, “reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters.” If that doesn’t scream Zendaya, we don’t know what does!

“We reworked a lot of things, not only her look. Like making sure she had an appropriate length on her shorts and was feminine without being objectified, but gave her a real voice,” Lee continued. “For us, it was, let’s ground her athletic prowess, her leadership skills, and make her as full a character as others.” 

All-Star Actress

It’s no secret, Zendaya has been killing the acting game! She won an Emmy for her role as Rue in “Euphoria,” and got nominated for a Critics Choice Award for her role in Malcolm & Marie.

On top of that, she stars in the upcoming film “Dune,” alongside Timothée Chalamet.

“What can’t she do?!” HBO tweeted. If there’s anyone that can do it all, and look good while doing it, it’s Zendaya!

In the original “Space Jam,” Lola Bunny was voiced by Kath Soucie. Zendaya will be joining Soucie, Kristen Wiig and Rachel Ramras as actresses who — at one point —  have voiced Lola Bunny!

Are you excited about Zendaya joining “Space Jam: A New Legacy?” Drop a comment below and let us know!

Be sure to check out our latest article on Regé-Jean Page leaving the “Bridgerton” cast.

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