KEY POINTS

  • "Space Jam: A New Legacy" is directed by Malcolm D. Lee
  • The movie stars professional basketball player LeBron James
  • The animated comedy will feature the Looney Tunes characters

The iconic soundtrack of the much-awaited Warner Bros. animated movie "Space Jam: A New Legacy" will feature a song by the Jonas Brothers too. 

Nick Jonas took to Instagram on Thursday to share his excitement about the new song "Mercy" being part of the movie, which is slated to release on July 16. The 28-year-old singer also noted the movie will drop on HBO Max and also release in theaters.

"So excited to be on the @SpaceJamMovie soundtrack with all these amazing artists," Nick wrote in the caption. "Beginning July 16th you can see #SpaceJamMovie in theaters or streaming on HBO Max!!"

Kevin and Joe Jonas, and the band's official handle, Jonas Brothers, also shared the same post on their respective Instagram pages.

Fans took to Twitter to praise the newly dropped song. One of the fans shared a video of herself enjoying the song, and wrote in the caption, "I loved the rhythm of the song!  excellent work guys!  Raising hands I'm excited!  I'm dying to see the movie !!!"

Another fan shared a bunny GIF and wrote, "EXCELLENT SONG !! I THINK BUGS BUNNY MUST BE VERY HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE MADE THIS SONG FOR HIM."

One of the users wrote, "Wow nice whistling on this song!!" while another fan wondered, "Does the song actually play during the movie?"

The newly-dropped song is currently streaming on various platforms including Apple Music, YouTube, iTunes Store, Spotify and Amazon Music.

Warner Bros. Pictures also dropped a new trailer of the animated movie on the same day and captioned, "NEW TRAILER ALERT!"

"LeBron James and the Tune Squad only have one shot to win the highest stakes game of their lives," they further added in the caption. "Watch them battle it out on the court against the Goon Squad in Space Jam: A New Legacy in theaters and HBO Max – July 16."

The animated family drama revolves around a professional basketball player, LeBron James, who gets trapped digitally with his young son, Dom. In the movie, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the entire Looney Tunes gang team up with James in order to send him home safely.

The movie is helmed by Malcolm D. Lee, and it is adapted from 1996's "Space Jam."

Nick Jonas Nick Jonas is a judge on “The Voice.” Photo: Art Streiber/NBC