Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel to play Spider-Man

Many people don’t know that Michael Jackson was a big comics fan. And even though there have been rumors about him almost being cast as X-Men’s Professor Xavier, Stan Lee has confirmed he really wanted to play Spider-Man.

The comics/music legends knew each other and Jackson even worked with Stan Lee Media and tried to buy Marvel Comics in the 90s, just so he could play Spidey.

Lee stated in an interview with Moviefone that even though Tobey Maguire “was wonderful”

I think he’d have been good. I think he’d have been very good.



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