You may have heard that actors like Robert Downey Jr, Jim Carrey and even Tom Cruise were up for the role Of Edward Scissorhands before Director Tim Burton chose Johnny Depp, However, did you know that Michael Jackson had wanted the part very badly? Did he audition? Meet with Tim Burton? It is unknown how far he got into the process but I often wonder if Michael would have hit off with Burton like Johnny has?
While I can’t see MJ as Ed Wood, would he have been good playing these roles that Johnny Depp played for Burton?
Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow (1999) Willy Wonka In Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (2005) Victor Von Doort in The Corpse Bride (2005) Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007) The Mad Hatter in Alice In Wonderland (2010)
As a Fan of Both Michael and Tim (AND Johnny,), I often wonder if this happened in some alternate universe? Or there could even be other characters the two would have created together.
What do you think?