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Tony Hawk Says 'Space Jam' Almost Had A Sequel Called 'Skate Jam'

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Tony Hawk Says 'Space Jam' Almost Had A Sequel Called 'Skate Jam'

You wouldn't think a film about Michael Jordan taking part in an intergalactic basketball game with cartoon rabbits and aliens would be a hit... or maybe you would.

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Either way, Space Jam definitely was - in the box office anyway.

Perhaps to an even greater extent, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game series proved to be a slam-dunk with gamers, who now widely consider the games to be bona fide classics.

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But what if the two had merged, in some kind of cosmic skate park?

Well, Tony Hawk himself has revealed that the film no one ever thought about almost became a reality. In a tweet, the 50-year-old skateboarding icon said he was asked to meet Warner Brothers about making 'Skate Jam'.

Fortunately/unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, Looney Tunes: Back In Action 'bombed' and the plan was scrapped, saving/depriving the world of 'Skate Jam'.

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So, how do we feel about the fact that such a film might have been?

It seems generally that we're not quite sure what to think:


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That said, there are also lots of die-hard space basketball film/skateboarding game fans who have been left mourning the loss of that which never was as a result of Hawk's tweet:


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If you are one of those people feeling sorrowful, it may be of some comfort to you that Skate Jam does now exist.

Except it's not the film outlined above, it's a skateboarding game for mobile... not quite the same admittedly, but there you go.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Tony Hawk, TV and Film, US Entertainment

Jake Massey
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