We love Michael Jackson. Seriously. Thriller? Come on. We dare you not to tap your foot or bop your head when that classic tune comes on the radio. MJ survived a very difficult childhood and went on to become an incredible talent who has had an impact on music that will undoubtedly last for decades to come. Here's the thing though, even setting aside his controversies, the guy was not exactly normal. Ok, we'll come out and say it. Michael Jackson was a weird guy. If he had his way, he would have been exponentially weirder.

We did a deep dive into all of the Michael Jackson facts that were weird even by his standards. For example, Michael Jackson wanted to start a movie franchise where he was a dancing knight. A mysterious phone call kept him from attending a meeting on the top floor of the twin towers on the morning of September 11th.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Want to learn more? You know where to find it. Hint: scroll down.

He almost owned Marvel HNER CRACKED He nearly teamed up with Stan Lee to purchase Marvel, and was particularly interested in the film rights to Spider-Man. Lee is pretty sure Jackson wanted to actually play the lead role.

Source: Comics Alliance

He wanted to do a duet with Prince... until he didn't CRACKED.co 1987's Bad was originally conceived as a duet, but Prince was uncomfortable singing Your butt is mine to MJ, or vice versa. Prince later asked Jackson to sing with him on a Batman soundtrack, but he said he was too busy.

Source: YouTube

He was almost Professor X CRACKED.COM X-Men very nearly featured Michael Jackson as Professor X, and Janet Jackson as Storm.

Source: Den of Geek

He wanted to make a Harry Potter musical GRACKED.COM J. K. Rowling told Oprah Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical. I said 'no' to a lot of things.

Source: Metro

He wanted to be Jar Jar Binks CRACKED.COM George Lucas wanted Jackson to play Jar Jar in Episode 1, but Jackson would only do it if he got to wear a ton of stupid floppy prosthetics, none of that phony CGI nonsense.

Source: Telegraph

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