Well we all remember of Michael Jackson as MJ or the King Of Pop, but who thought that we could also call him as Spider-Man. Billie Jean, Heal The World, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, and many others, MJ has entertained fans with his music, but no one ever wondered that the King of Pop could play the role of Spidey aka Peter Parker in the Marvel films. Speaking with a news portal recently, Michael Jackson’s nephew reveals his uncle made an attempt to buy Marvel back in the 90s but was shut down. He also shared that the Smooth Criminal singer wanted to play the role of Peter Parker.
During an interview with Popcorned Planet, Michael Jackson’s nephew Taj Jackson revealed that the singer wanted to buy Marvel with Stan Lee and mentioned that they were talking and discussing it. As it did not happen, unfortunately, Jackson’s nephew said, “He wanted to [buy Marvel] with Stan Lee, and they had been talking and discussing that. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. They were shut down from doing that.”
Later, Taj Jackson revealed that besides wanting to play the character of Spider-Man, MJ was a huge Marvel fan and mentioned he knew all the characters. He then added, “So it was not only Spider-Man [he wanted to buy]. But yeah, he probably wanted to be Spider-Man [laughs]." During the interview, Jackson also admitted that he has a difficulty in picturing his late uncle playing the role of the superhero, but mentioned that he would be excited about it. Taj Jackson also shared that MJ was a huge movie buff and would love the characters coming together.
Meanwhile, after Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, the co-creator of Spider-Man and the Avengers, Stan Lee opened up about the singer wanting to do a Spider-man film at the 2009 Comic-Con. As reported by Telegraph, Lee confirmed that MJ wanted to buy Marvel in the 1990s so that he could play Spider-Man. When questioned about Marvel’s success if Jackson purchased it, Stan Lee mentioned that he felt it maybe not as successful as MJ was not a great businessman. Also Read: When Elizabeth Taylor Sneaked Michael Jackson To A Rehab Over His Drug Abuse Issues; Reveals Late Pop Star's Former Assistant
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