Michael Jackson Wanted Role in X-Men

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Michael Jackson Wanted Role in X-Men

  • on: June 06, 2011, 04:26:27 PM
Michael Jackson Wanted Role in X-Men

One of the more interesting and amusing stories from the recent movie industry conference, Produced By, concerns a top producer revealing that Michael Jackson had lobbied for a role in the first X-Men movie.

However, the King of Pop didn't want to play a mutant with an over-the-top costume or ridiculous powers. No, Jacko had his heart set on playing the wheelchair-bound telepath and founder of the X-Men, Professor X, in a role that eventually went to Patrick Stewart for three movies (and is currently being played by James McAvoy in the new prequel X-Men:First Class).

Ralph Winter, producer of the X-Men movie series plus the second Fantastic Four film, told the assembled crowd that former basketball star, Shaquille O'Neal, had also wanted a role in X-Men, which came out in 2000.

However, apart from dropping in stunning little tidbits like the Jackson story, the main thrust of the talk - which had the alluring title Raising Your Tentpole: Producing Motion Picture Franchises - was about whether studios should continue to film in 3D.

Lauren Shuler Donner, another X-Men producer, revealed that X-Men: First Class was never going to be that gimmicky. "We chose not to do 3D," Donner told the audience. "I believe the movie itself tells you whether it should be 3D. And I believe there's a little too much 3D right now. I think, especially in this economy, parents don't always want to spend that extra money.

http://www.moviefone.co.uk/2011/06/06/m ... -in-x-men/
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Re: Michael Jackson Wanted Role in X-Men

  • on: June 06, 2011, 05:03:59 PM
I think Michael would’ve kilt that role.  Their loss.
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Re: Michael Jackson Wanted Role in X-Men

  • on: June 10, 2011, 07:17:45 AM
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Michael Jackson Wanted Role in X-Men

One of the more interesting and amusing stories from the recent movie industry conference, Produced By, concerns a top producer revealing that Michael Jackson had lobbied for a role in the first X-Men movie.

However, the King of Pop didn't want to play a mutant with an over-the-top costume or ridiculous powers. No, Jacko had his heart set on playing the wheelchair-bound telepath and founder of the X-Men, Professor X, in a role that eventually went to Patrick Stewart for three movies (and is currently being played by James McAvoy in the new prequel X-Men:First Class).

Ralph Winter, producer of the X-Men movie series plus the second Fantastic Four film, told the assembled crowd that former basketball star, Shaquille O'Neal, had also wanted a role in X-Men, which came out in 2000.

However, apart from dropping in stunning little tidbits like the Jackson story, the main thrust of the talk - which had the alluring title Raising Your Tentpole: Producing Motion Picture Franchises - was about whether studios should continue to film in 3D.

Lauren Shuler Donner, another X-Men producer, revealed that X-Men: First Class was never going to be that gimmicky. "We chose not to do 3D," Donner told the audience. "I believe the movie itself tells you whether it should be 3D. And I believe there's a little too much 3D right now. I think, especially in this economy, parents don't always want to spend that extra money.

http://www.moviefone.co.uk/2011/06/06/m ... -in-x-men/


 had his heart set on playing the wheelchair-bound telepath and founder of the X-Men, Professor X

This is very funny to read actually. A former member of this forum said it many times, that MJ had telepathy.

At moments like this i wish I could have had the chance to have a lil conversation with Michael.
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