The King of Pop was worth around $ 500 million when he died in 2009, having made a huge fortune through his music career. And now Michael Jackson’s nephew Taj Jackson has revealed he once tried to buy Marvel in the nineties, well before Disney. It turns out the singer was a huge fan, especially of Spider-Man.
Taj made the reveal when a guest on YouTube channel Popcorn Planet.
Jackson’s nephew said: “It was Marvel and I remember that.
“I remember being with my brothers and him talking about purchasing Marvel.
“He wanted to do that with Stan Lee.”
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Taj continued: “They had been talking and discussing that.
“Unfortunately that didn’t happen.
“I think they were shut down from doing that.
“I don’t know the reasons why but they were adamantly in the process of doing that.”
Michael Jackson would have loved the MCU, says his nephew Taj
On his love for the Web Slinger, Jackson nephew revealed: “Besides Spider-Man, he was a huge Marvel fan.
“He knew all the characters.
“So it was not only Spider-Man [he wanted to buy].
“But yeah, he probably wanted to be Spider-Man [laughs].”
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Of course, Disney went on to acquire both Marvel Studios and Marvel Comics.
But what would Jackson have thought of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Taj believes the King of Pop would have been thrilled to see the Avengers come together the way that they did.
He said: “He would be so excited about it.”
Taj added: “He was such a movie buff in that way that I think he would have thought this is the greatest thing since sliced bread, all these characters coming together.”
Earlier this month Jackson’s famous single glove covered in rhinestones sold at auction.
He debuted wearing it and his moonwalk during a performance of Billy Jean on a TV special called Motown 25.
According to The Sun, an anonymous buyer purchased the glove for an incredible £85,000.