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WTF, Michael Jackson Wanted A Starring Role In Bryan Singer’s X-Men Movie?

THR begins its report with this bizarre casting nugget, and uses it as a primary example of the type of unpredictability that was swirling around Bryan Singer’s production offices during X-Men. At the time, Singer was his successful directorial debut The Usual Suspects and its uneven follow up, Apt Pupil, when he tackled Marvel’s mutant family. And the trade notes that Singer wasn’t an X-Men fan, though producer Tom DeSanto was a die-hard follower who agreed to help him pen a treatment.

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