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Entertainment

Web Desk
April 5, 2021

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ surprises fans with Lola Bunny casting choice

Entertainment

Web Desk
Mon, Apr 05, 2021

Space Jam: A New Legacy has taken fans for a loop with its decision to cast an Emmy-winning actor for Lola Bunny and the internet is living for it.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Warner Bros decided to move forward with award winning actress Zendaya.

Lola's casting isn’t the only change either, given the past 'politically incorrect' portrayal of the character in 1996, the director vowed to "reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters."

The film’s director, Malcolm D. Lee previously made a statement regarding the reworked character for Lola and explained, "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."

He concluded by saying, "For us, it was, let's ground her athletic prowess, her leadership skills, and make her as full a character as the others."

Check out the trailer below: