Michael Jackson Wanted to Star in Upcoming Spider-Man Film
Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, revealed at Comic-con 2009 that the late king of pop Michael Jackson wanted to star in the upcoming Spider-Man film. Lee stated that he and Jackson discussed plans for the late icon to produce the movie but Lee suspected he wanted to star in the film as well.
"I had been to his place in Neverland. He wanted to do Spider-Man," he said.
"I'm not sure whether he just wanted to produce it or wanted to play the role. Our conversation never got that far along."
Asked if he thought Jackson would have taken the title role, Mr Lee replied: "I suspect so."
"He thought I'd be the one who could get him the rights (to make a Spider-Man movie), and I told him I couldn't," he added.
"He would have to go to the Marvel company. But we did become friendly, and he was a great guy."
In the 1990s Jackson and Lee planned to jointly buy out Marvel but the deal fell through.