SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY Will Crossover With WONDER WOMAN As Lola Bunny Is Living With The Amazons

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY Will Crossover With WONDER WOMAN As Lola Bunny Is Living With The Amazons

In an effort to help build Lola Bunny's backstory in Space Jam: A New Legacy, the upcoming film will reintroduce audiences to the character as she's currently living with the Amazons from DC's Wonder Woman.

Entertainment Weekly recently released a bunch of images from Warner Bros. upcoming film Space Jam: A New Legacy and one of the characters that has received a lot of attention has been Lola Bunny. Among the points of emphasis for director Malcolm D. Lee was turning Lola into more of a strong and capable female character.

In addition to the new basketball outfit, Lola Bunny will wear on the court, which is no longer a crop top, Lola will have more of a fleshed-out background. While we don't know the exact details just yet, we do know that Lola has been hanging out with a much different crowd than the Looney Tunes.

Lee revealed that when Bugs Bunny and LeBron James seek the help of Lola to join the team, she'll be living with Wonder Woman and the Amazons.

"We wanted to meet her with the Amazons, trying to find greener pastures for herself," Lee revealed. "As she says in the movie, there's more to her than just being a Tune."

As Space Jam: A New Legacy will transport LeBron James into the Warner 3000 entertainment "Server-verse," the film will feature guest appearances from multiple characters from the Warner Bros. film catalog. In additon to the DC library, including Wonder Woman, there were hints that the movie could have references to Casablanca, The Matrix and other WB properties.

Back to Lola Bunny, though, her backstory with the Amazons is just one more step Lee took with establishing Lola as a strong and capable female character.

"Lola [Bunny] was very sexualized, like Betty Boop mixed with Jessica Rabbit," 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 time there's a long history of that in cartoons."

"This is 2021. It's important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters," he explained. "She probably has the most human characteristics of the Tunes; she doesn't have a thing like a carrot or a lisp or a stutter. So 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. For us, it was, let's ground her athletic prowess, her leadership skills, and make her as full a character as the others."

Space Jam: A New Legacy is set to premiere on July 16 in theaters and on HBO Max.

DISCLAIMER: Toonado.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
Illumination's SUPER MARIO BROS. Casts Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, And More; In Theaters December 2022

Illumination's SUPER MARIO BROS. Casts Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, And More; In Theaters December 2022

The key cast members in Illumination's highly anticipated Super Mario Bros. animated movie have been revealed and there's no shortage of star power with Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, and more!
RON'S GONE WRONG Gets New Trailer And Final Poster

RON'S GONE WRONG Gets New Trailer And Final Poster

20th Century Studios has released a new trailer and the final poster for their upcoming comedy adventure Ron's Gone Wrong ahead of its release next month!
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 Releases A Brand New Trailer Ahead Of The Animated Sequel's Release Next Month

THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 Releases A Brand New Trailer Ahead Of The Animated Sequel's Release Next Month

The spookiest family of them all is set to return just in time for Halloween with the animated sequel The Addams Family 2 and a brand new trailer has been released previewing what to expect next month!
LITTLE VAMPIRE Coming To North America For The First Time Later This Month

LITTLE VAMPIRE Coming To North America For The First Time Later This Month

The highly anticipated animated movie adaptation of Joan Sfar's popular Petit Vampire (Little Vampire) graphic novels is coming to North America!
All-New DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Animated Film Coming To Disney+

All-New DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Animated Film Coming To Disney+

Disney+ has announced that an animated film will be streaming just in time for the holidays and we've got a first look at the teaser poster that was released today!
Latest Headlines
WHAT IF...? Head Writer Teases The Season One Finale As WHAT IF... THE WATCHER MET HIS HEROES?

WHAT IF...? Head Writer Teases The Season One Finale As "WHAT IF... THE WATCHER MET HIS HEROES?"

Every episode of What If...? has been standalone with Uatu the Watcher being the single thread which ties them together, and it has now been teased by the writer that the finale explores him meeting his heroes.
THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE Creators Talk About Their Spooky New Disney Animation Ahead Of Next Week's Launch

THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE Creators Talk About Their Spooky New Disney Animation Ahead Of Next Week's Launch

Disney's new spooky animated series The Ghost and Molly Mcgee is set to release in less than a week with a second season already greenlit, the creative team has now weighed in on what the series has to offer.
HARLEY QUINN Storyboard Artist Liza Singer Announces She's Been Chosen To Direct A MARVEL STUDIOS Project

HARLEY QUINN Storyboard Artist Liza Singer Announces She's Been Chosen To Direct A MARVEL STUDIOS Project

Marvel Studios has previously announced that they will be continuing to develop animated projects other than What If...? Now according to a tweet from animator Liza Singer, she'll be directing one of them!
WHAT IF...?: Marvel Studios Promotes Episode 8 With A Poster Featuring Last Week's Villainous Cliffhanger

WHAT IF...?: Marvel Studios Promotes Episode 8 With A Poster Featuring Last Week's Villainous Cliffhanger

The multiversal threat set to tie together the episodes of What If...? was revealed last week at the end of What If... Thor Was An Only Child? and now that villain is the center of the episode 8 promo poster!
A RUGRATS CHANUKAH: Quirk Books To Release An Illustrated Storybook Adaptation Of The Classic Holiday Special

A RUGRATS CHANUKAH: Quirk Books To Release An Illustrated Storybook Adaptation Of The Classic Holiday Special

Three decades later, the classic holiday special episode of A Rugrats Chanukah has received an illustrated storybook adaptation just in time for the show's 30th anniversary and it goes on sale tomorrow!
INSIDE JOB: Explore Cartoon Conspiracies Galore In The First Full Trailer For Netflix's New Animated Series

INSIDE JOB: Explore Cartoon Conspiracies Galore In The First Full Trailer For Netflix's New Animated Series

Next month sees a brand new animated series premiere on Netflix in the form of Inside Job, and we now have an official trailer previewing the countless conspiracy theories that will be present - check it out!
ARCANE: Netflix's LEAGUE OF LEGENDS Animated Series To Release In Three Acts Starting November 6

ARCANE: Netflix's LEAGUE OF LEGENDS Animated Series To Release In Three Acts Starting November 6

Netflix has finally debuted the long-awaited trailer for Riot Games' animated League of Legends series, Arcane. The highly anticipated show will release in three acts, each consisting of three episodes.
Illumination's SUPER MARIO BROS. Casts Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, And More; In Theaters December 2022

Illumination's SUPER MARIO BROS. Casts Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, And More; In Theaters December 2022

The key cast members in Illumination's highly anticipated Super Mario Bros. animated movie have been revealed and there's no shortage of star power with Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, and more!