Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson wanted own movie studio

Michael Jackson wanted to play Iron Man in a movie.

The 'Thriller' hitmaker - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - longed to own movie studio Universal Pictures, so he could play superheroes in blockbusters, and saw himself like Tony Stark, the fictional billionaire engineer behind superhero Iron Man.

Michael's former manager Dieter Wiesner is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: ''Michael was a visionary in the sense of how he knew that the Marvel universe's superheroes were hit movies waiting to be made.

''He saw himself as leading men in these films, and especially felt Iron Man was a possibility as he felt he was similar to Tony Stark - an enigma, mastermind and at the same time childlike.

''We never knew how fans would react to it as Stark was a always a white character, but Michael always loved to break boundaries.''

However, Michael's dreams were shattered when he was accused of child sex abuse by former friend Jordan Chandler in 1993.

Dieter added: ''After the Jordan Chandler sex case, some of his backers and his focus switched away from that.

''Michael always thought his next step after his music comeback was to head back into movies. He had moderate success with [short film] 'Moonwalker', and obviously the 'Thriller' music video was a winner.''

Dietner backed up his claims with a recording of the late 'King of Pop' - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in 2009 - talking about his movie plans.

On the recording Michael says: ''We could easily go in to Universal and buy it. We would own 'Jaws', 'E.T.', 'Close Encounters'... all of the classics from Universal, own all of that stuff. And that would allow us to do a Marvel Channel, not only the Marvel characters but Marvel films.''


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rockin robin

Jordan Chandler and his dad started Michael's troubles with their lies all those years ago....:(

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rosemary moly gomes

I always waited for show a full length Movie of Mike...but ...Love u more mike...every dream will be come true...just wait.

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