I was reminded of the relationship between Michael Jackson and Spiderman, after whatching U2 perform at this years American Idol final. I liked it and I think it’s always magical watching the character fly around and I thought the song wasn’t too bad either!
Michael Jackson was also a fan of Spiderman …
Before we get to Spiderman co creator Stan Lee almost making “Spiderman” with the King of Pop Michael Jackson, let’s just say that although the production of the broadway musical “Spiderman musical: Turn off the dark” has been plagued by injury, delays (The official opening has been delayed for the 4th time today!) and just general grief… it has been the highest grossing production (overtaking Wicked last week), on Broadway recently and it looks like all the (negative) publicity is turning up the curiosity factor and bringing in the audiences.
Spiderman has always been an American institution and the Broadway production’s music and songs are composed by none other than U2’s Bono and the Edge! Turning to Michael Jackson. Michael was one of Spidermans biggest fans, along with the co creator Stan Lee. He mentioned watching the films with his children and we’ll see in the video below Michael asking the creator for his autograph! In the video, shot privately in February 2000 we see Michael Jackson visit the Stan Lee Media Squnkqurx animation studio. Peter Paul, Stan Lee and the King of Pop even discussed a joint venture!
“Michael Jackson wanted to do Spiderman” – Stan Lee
Stan Lee, in an interview in July 2009 talked about meeting Michael on many occasions and how they were at the discussion phase and how he wasn’t sure whether Michael wanted to play the role or wanted to produce it. It would have been something if the King of Pop was involved, that’s for sure. Good luck to the current Broadway production… they really are going all out technologically speaking which has caused many of the delays due to lack of rehearsal time.
Spiderman villain “Ace Spencer” really Michael Jackson?
One more thing…. Michael Jackson may have got his part in Spiderman anyway! The character of Ace Spencer in the original Spiderman comics certainly, at the very least has some MJ in there! A very cool looking Michael Jackson villian maybe!
By Anthony King (c)
MICHAEL JACKSON DANGEROUS TOUR MUNICH, JUNE 27, 1992
MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY TOUR LIVE IN SEOUL, KOREA
MICHAEL JACKSON DANGEROUS TOUR BUCHAREST LIVE CONCERT/DVD
MICHAEL JACKSON AND FRIENDS 1999 CHARITY CONCERTS
MICHAEL JACKSON’S HISTORY WORLD TOUR 1996
MICHAEL JACKSON’S DANGEROUS WORLD TOUR 1992
MICHAEL JACKSON’S BAD TOUR 1988
DVDs: Michael Jackson moves Dance like Michael Jackson and learn the moves at home!
Anthony King’s Thriller Dance Workout DVD!
Two full MICHAEL JACKSON Style dance class routines with the classic moves plus additional lessons: Learn the MOONWALK, Learn the SIDE SLIDE, Learn the CIRCLE SLIDE. Special features include Anthony King’s demonstration Michael Jackson dance videos in London, special video clips, Reverse angle chapters, behind the scenes, interactive motion menus and much more!
Anthony King’s King Of Dance DVD!
Learn to dance like Michael Jackson with the full BILLIE JEAN style workout routine lesson and moves plus additional lessons: JAMES BROWN SHUFFLE! HOW TO SPIN LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON! PLUS a classic MOONWALK, SIDESLIDE and CIRCLE MOONWALK refresher lesson. Special features include slideshow and helpful notes and diagrams, gallery and much more!
Anthony King’s DON’T STOP DANCE WORKOUT DVD!
Learn the classic “MICHAEL JACKSON MOVES” learn the KICKS, turns and “MJ WALKS” in a classic workout routine! Learn the “YOU ROCK MY WORLD” walk, the classic MICHAEL JACKSON SHUFFLE, “SMOOTH CRIMINAL” Robotics and much more! Anthony King is back to teach you NEW moves and a new routine inspired by Michael Jackson’s “BAD”, “SMOOTH CRIMINAL” and much more!