Things You Didn’t Know About the Original Space Jam

A Series of Films?

Wanting to capitalize on the popularity and financial windfall of Space Jam, executives pondered having an entire “Space” series revolving around Looney Tunes cartoon characters and figureheads involved in other sports dissimilar from basketball. In fact, Warner Brothers reportedly narrowed in on two of the more popular athletes from the early 2000’s: NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and martial arts master Jackie Chan.

Chan earned considerable popularity stateside from the Rush Hour franchise. A film entitled Spy Jam was bandied about (although it didn’t come to fruition). The same can be said for Race Jam — a Looney Tunes-centric film featuring Gordon aka the Rainbow Warrior.

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