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Michael Jackson - Space Scramble Training SEGA AS1 1993 | HD
Michael Jackson učí, jak pilotovat kosmickou loď. Jde o software vytvořený pro simulátor pohybu AS-1 společnosti Sega, který byl vytvářen v roce 1993, v době, kdy Michael Jackson spolupracoval na Sonic 3.
Michael už měl podobnou zkušenost z roku 1986, kdy hrál kapitána Eo.
Obvinění z obtěžování v roce 1993 znamenalo, že se kreativní partnerství se Segou rozpadlo a software byl nahrazen jiným. Toto je jedno z mála dochovaných videí Scramble Training.
Michael Jackson's Attempt to Buy Marvel in the 90s Was "Shut Down"
Michael Jackson's attempt to purchase Marvel was "shut down," according to Jackson's nephew Taj Jackson. At San Diego Comic-Con in 2009, Marvel Comics visionary Stan Lee revealed discussions with the King of Pop where the star performer expressed a desire to produce and possibly star in the first movie about Lee and Steve Ditko's famed web-swinging superhero. Before Marvel Entertainment was acquired by Disney at the cost of $4 billion in 2009, a struggling Marvel filed for bankruptcy in 1996 before merging with the now-defunct ToyBiz in 1998.
"He wanted to [buy Marvel] with Stan Lee, and they had been talking and discussing that. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. They were shut down from doing that," Jackson told Popcorned Planet. "I don't know the reasons why, but they were adamantly in the process of doing that."
Following up on claims his uncle wanted to play Peter Parker, a role filled by Tobey Maguire in the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man trilogy launched in 2002, Jackson said, "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]."
Jackson admitted he has difficulty picturing his uncle playing the character, but noted the late performer "would love" the Marvel Cinematic Universe launched by Marvel Studios in 2008. Since 2016, the 23-movie franchise has included a rebooted Spider-Man portrayed by Tom Holland.
"He would be so excited about it," Jackson said. "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."
Following Michael Jackson's death at the age of 50 in 2009, the co-creator of Spider-Man and the Avengers opened up about Jackson wanting to do a Spider-Man movie at Comic-Con of that year, saying in comments reported by The Telegraph: "I'm not sure whether he just wanted to produce it or wanted to play the role. Our conversation never got that far along."
"He thought I'd be the one who could get him the rights [to Spider-Man], and I told him I couldn't," Lee added. "He would have to go to the Marvel company. But we did become friendly, and he was a great guy."
Asked about those comments by Moviefone in 2012, Lee confirmed Jackson wanted to buy Marvel in the 1990s so he could play Spider-Man.
"Yes, he wanted to. He felt that would be the only way that he could play Spider-Man," Lee said. Asked what Marvel might look like had Jackson purchased the company, Lee answered, "I can't imagine it would have been totally different of course, but maybe not as successful. Michael was not a great businessman."
MJ had been keeping an eye on Marvel for years. After the HIStory tour, MJ gave the order to take care of the financing. Here is Michael’s vision that ultimately had to be shelved by Martin Bashir’s Docu and the 2005 process. After HIStory, MJ's realization was: too many had enriched themselves with the income, too little was left for MJ. Wiesner gives concrete examples from the supply chain to the sub-supplier of the sub-supplier. MJ felt exploited again and he wanted to definitely separate from ALL previous business models! He had founded a new company for his new ‘MJ Universe’ - and he had a very concrete plan!! Marvel was only 1 part! MJ also had the idea of many other things.
The media disseminate the narrative from the ex-genius who has stopped being innovative. The opposite was the case! After ‘97 MJ had kids and they were his prio. BUT at the same time: he acted in secret with Wiesner to form MJ Universe! But everything had to be kept secret! Why in secret? Wiesner describes how MJ sent him to tell Sony. A short time later, MJ was forced to meet with Sony
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The meeting was arranged and videotaped by Peter Paul to review how Michael and Stan, using Stan Lee Media as the acquisition vehicle, could join forces to enable Stan to take back creative control of Marvel, something he never had as an employee and founder of Marvel, giving Michael creative input. The negotiations ended when Ike Perlmutter demanded a minimum of $1billion for Marvel.
Gotham Chopra reveals that he and MJ were working on a graphic novel entitled The Fated
During the last years of his life, I got to see his creativity up close and personal once again. He and I were working on a graphic novel together entitled THE FATED. He had big plans for it. One day he wanted to direct it as a film, impress his mentor Steven Spielberg, and have his favorite actor Will Smith be in it. It was classic MJ in terms of process, intense at times, with intermittent months of total inaction in between. The story of an iconic Rockstar worn out by the agony of his fame, driven to the most desperate measures, only to discover that his super-stardom has him “fated” for far more than just fame and fortune. Of course, I eventually realized Michael was giving me a window into his own personal allegory and I felt privileged to help record it. Sadly, we never were able to complete the story and I was left instead with an eerie tale without a proper ending (note: I hope with the assistance of Michael’s Estate – in the hands of some very capable and conscious stewards – that we’ll one day be able to share The Fated with all the dignity it and Michael deserves).