Space Jam 2: A New Legacy is dropping on July 16th and fans already have one clip that is lighting up social media. Porky Pig debuts a Notorious P.I.G persona in the new film and some people are not loving it.
The new Space Jam 2: A New Legacy clip shows Porky grabbing a microphone and going ham on Don Cheadle. Some fans loved the one-liners and found some of the burns a bit clever, but others were not so quick to jump on board.
The film, which will debut on HBO Max the same day it hits theaters, spoofed the Notorious B.I.G, and fans didn’t appreciate that either. After his rap was over, Porky wrapped things up with a “That’s all folks,” just like in the classic cartoons. It might already be a wrap for some fans where Space Jam 2: A New Legacy is concerned.
“At first, I thought Space Jam 2 was just going to be a bad blockbuster. But now I’m thinking … this thing might be BAD. This might be 2021’s answer to Baby Geniuses 2. WB may be sitting on one of those movies that goes down forever on the shortlist of the worst of all time,” one disgruntled can wrote. Many others are saying this is not a good first sign for Space Jam 2: A New Legacy if this is what they are giving fans first.
“Porky Pig rap battling Don Cheadle? Yeah….y’all can keep space jam 2 for yourselves,” another fan wrote on Twitter. Obviously, many aren’t having it. “We letting pigs rap now Space Jam?!” another fan tweeted out after seeing the clip.
Space Jam 2: A New Legacy won’t be for everyone, but right now we have to wonder who will enjoy the film with all the unhappiness surrounding the movie’s marketing so far.
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