MJ dreamt of playing 'Iron Man' on big screen

London, Aug 09 (ANI): Michael Jackson hoped to portray Iron Man on the big screen, and had plans to open his own film studio so that he could land the part of the comic book hero.

The singer dreamed of playing superheroes in films but never succeeded after allegations of child abuse in the mid 1990s, the Mirror reported.

According to Jackson's former manager Dieter Weisner, the King of Pop wanted to buy Universal Pictures- the then owners of Marvel universe- and use them to leverage rights to star in superhero movies.

A source close to the Jackson family told the publication that the late singer always 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. (ANI)

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