The legendary musician was a big fan of superhero comics.
In 2009, the head of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, said that at one time, Michael Jackson showed a desire to act as a producer and, perhaps, to play a significant role in the adaptation of the comics Spider-Man. Now this story is more like a joke, but everything indicates that the King of Pop was very interested in the superhero genre. Soon it became known that Jackson even tried to buy Marvel, but this attempt was rejected.
"He wanted to buy Marvel, with the support of Stan Lee. They discussed this more than once. Unfortunately, the deal never came up. People from Marvel refused categorically. I don't know the reasons for this decision, but no other options were considered than," said Ty Jackson in an interview with YouTube channel Popcorned Planet.