Opponents of a Space Jam sequel, take heart: You're not alone. The director of the original movie has a strong take on whether a LeBron James-led sequel is a good idea.
His opinion: "Don't do it."
"It's doomed," Joe Pytka tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Michael Jordan was the biggest star on the planet."
But there are other related problems to wrestle with: For starters, Pytka's issue isn't even that LeBron lacks MJ's starpower. Of greater concern is the rise of Stephen Curry, who has overtaken James as the top player in today's NBA. And that might only get worse two years from now, given Curry's youth.
By that point, James could be on the decline and even less the dominant force he is now.
Pytka also laments the lack of personalities in the NBA would come come in and add to the movie through their cameo roles.
"When we did Space Jam, there was a perfect storm of players and ex-players available -- Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing," he says. "They all had a persona that complemented the film. There are none around like that now."
Some great points by Pytka. And at some point, the growing dissent from the anti-Space Jam 2 lobby might become a liability in its own right, further building the case for its failure.